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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Berg Good stuff but it DOES shrink.
Anyone who tells you that there's no shrinkage with this product needs to get their eyes examined, unless perhaps they are only filling surface imperfections that are a millimeter deep. Small nail holes in siding for example will require a second top coat in order to avoid the dimple. It's a great medium weight and fast drying putty. Just don't set your expectations too high.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GoBlueEngineer Very Happy
I have been very happy with this product. I have used it on exterrior jobs to prep facia boards for paint and also on craftier jobs. On one project in particular, I used it to fill all the cracks and voids in a project I built from low grade plywood. It took a few applications, but by the end everything was perfectly smooth and ready for paint. After a paintjob you couldn't see any plywood cracks, joint seams, or plywood edges.
June 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Richard good spackle, could use plastic container
This is the best of the readily available spackles, but like all spackles, it shrinks to a degree. Its odor is also slightly irritating as it contains mineral spirits and VM&P naphtha.
My issue with it is the packaging. It comes in a metal can. The spackle solvent carrier is an emulsion of water and mineral spirits. I use half a can at a time, then put it on a shelf for a few months as I am a handyman and save it for future use. The problem is that the can rusts internally from the water vapor. Specks of oxide drop onto the surface and down the sides of the shrunken mass. The remainder of the can is unusable and must be tossed. This has happened to three cans of this I bought over the years. A plastic tub would be much better to my thinking as the rust problem wouldn't exist.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by librariana H W Ready Patch great stuff
This "spackle" was a revelation--unlike other spackle, it can be used anywhere, and it's completely easy to handle and work with. I have used it on wood, plaster, and outdoor brick. I even plugged large voids with it, drilled into it to hang stuff, easily rebuilt cracked and sagging plaster knee wall, rebuilt deteriorating porch trim. It takes paint beautifully --in short, iit is holding our old house together--literally. AND, if that was not enough, you can paint over it as soon as the surface is dry--minutes. It goes on smooth as satin, but you can also sand it. It spreads so thin with a wallboard knife that even an amateur like me can feather it out to turn uneven cracked areas into smooth wall. Love this stuff!
March 3, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PatrickNY My Go-To Product for interior wall repair.
I've used Ready Patch many times for interior plaster and drywall repair. It applies well, sands easily and is essentially permanent. When used to fill larger holes it is necessary to apply in multiple applications to allow for minor shrinkage and drying - which will take at least 24 hours. The resulting patch, painted over, will be invisible.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paint10 MH Ready Patch works
I used this product on the exterior of house built in 1978. The old T1-11 siding was checked and cracked and in places had a honeycomb look with pin holes. I took the surface down to bare wood and primed with Peel Bond. The I used ready patch, sanded and primed again. When my finish coat was applied the surface looked awesome. I like this product because it dries quickly, sands smooth and is very easy to use. I had no issues with bubbling or peeling over the patched areas. I highly recommend this product.
August 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tomana BEST stuff
Used this to patch plastered interior block walls (house has block walls, not framed). Worked well, product surface feels hard as the block, no 'lip' around the patch circumference and sanded to perfection with ease. IMO ... an Excellent product
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MmeRFB Spreads like the better butter
The sparkle goes on easily and spreads uniformly. It works well but dries too slowly for multiple layers in large holes. A great product for cracks and small to medium holes.
July 1, 2014