A: Thank you for posting your inquiry. The DAP Alex Plus High-Performance Spackling Paste does dry faster than traditional joint compound which usually requires a full 24 hours before sanding and painting. As indicated on the product package and supporting product literature: "May be sanded or painted in 1 to 5 hours depending on temperature, humidity and depth of fill." Should you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please feel free to contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477.
A: Thank you for posting your inquiry. DAP Alex Plus Spackling is designed for cosmetic defect repair applications on drywall/plaster and similar surfaces. While it is a durable patching compound, the patched/repaired area would not be recommended for use in large format spreading applications (skim coating). Should you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477
A: Thank you for posting your inquiry. Currently, the only repair filler that DAP recommends for this application is DAP Platinum Patch. Of note, repairs on some brands of fiber cement siding products require the use of dry-mix portland cement-based patching compounds (to meet warranty requirements). Unfortunately, DAP does not offer such a product. Should you have additional questions or require further assistance, please feel free to contact DAP Technical Customer Service at 888-327-8477.
A: Thank you for posting your inquiry on DAP ALEX PLUS Spackling. DAP ALEX PLUS Spackling is formulated to be a thick, creamy “paste-like” consistency. This product is specifically designed for repairing cracks, dents, dings, holes and similar minor cosmetic defects. The texture/consistency of this product does not lend itself to large format spreading, as is the case for thinner/more fluid "joint compounds". As indicating on the product package label and supporting product literature: "DO NOT USE AS A SKIM COAT." For thin/large surface area format repairs we would recommend the use of product such as DAP Premium Lightweight Joint Compound. At your convenience, please contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477 so that we can obtain some additional information from you regarding your project and to discuss other product options more in line with your requirements.
A: Not sure the area you need, if you did that you would have to be very talented to get it all level and flat. I’ve used it and it’s very fast drying and easy to work with. My suggestion would be to get the small one and and try a corner area. If you find its not what you expected you could wash it off before it dries. I’ve used it before painting to smooth and cover imperfections before painting but nothing like a whole wall area at once. Good luck!