Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 22
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jrstock Cracked before I even painted.
I used this to fill hairline cracks and to fill in nail holes on my exterior wood trim. A few days later as I was going to prime & paint, it had shrunken and cracked in every place I used it. Now I guess I have to return it, sand it off, & use something else- just a delay I did not want.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LuckyLandlord Gourmet Spackling Compound
Excellent product, wish I would have discovered this years ago. Just found out its been the go-to product for professionals for years. For a dollar more its worth it. Spreads like cream, and non-shrink. I found the product to be almost completely shrink free and totally crack-free, in fact I was amazed. I'll never buy regular spackle again - I finally I found an exterior Spackle that I can have faith in.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick 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 Sparky Excellent product
I wouldn't call it spackle. I use it to patch and skim much larger areas due to its durability an it's firm but workable consistency.it doesn't Crack like compound and it dries quickly.works well on wood for nail holes as well due to its lack of shrinking. I give it an A
December 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rocksoul Dony have any long shelf lhe
In the can say shelf life 4 years,that is not true,I use it for 3 days and work good patching and leveling in drywall,I had it closed as soon as I finish every work and even close it while I was working.In two weeks I was going to use it and it was totally dry.It work but does not last nothing.You have to spend $ buying another one or buy another brand.Its not true what the label says.
September 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dissatisfied Poor
This was recommended for patching dry rot on exterior facia. Forget patching large areas or anything greater than, maybe, a 1/32 deep gouge. It DOES sag even on shallow (1/16+) gouges and does not cure. Mine has been in low humidity, 90+ degrees and still won't cure even after 24 hours.Removing it all and starting over with another product.
July 26, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dad 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Painter61 Disappointed
Maybe this product works OK for filling nail holes, but it is terrible for wider patches from 1/2 inch or wider on plaster walls. Applying MH to a thorougly vacuumed area (no dust or particles remaining) results in gouges caused by dried bits of the MH spackle on on the blade. It is as if it dries too fast on the spackling knife. The first swipe will be OK. Then in quick succession the second swipe is alread gouging. You practically have to wipe the blade perfectly clean with a wet rag before every swipe. I do not have this problem with the same knife when using drywall compound or DAP Crackshot products.
April 7, 2013