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DryDex 16 oz. Dry Time Indicator Spackling Paste

  • Repairs holes and cracks in dry wall, plaster, wood, and stone
  • Drydex spackling is Ideal for both indoor and outdoor projects.
  • Applies pink, dries white to show when the surface is paint ready
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Product Overview

DAP DryDex Spackling, America's #1 seller, offers a unique Dry Time Indicator that goes on pink and dries white helping identify when a patched surface is dry and ready to be sanded and painted. This patented technology eliminates the guesswork and reduces the chance of errors. It's ready-to-use formula spreads easily for fast, professional repairs.
  • Won't shrink or crack
  • Ideal for filling holes and cracks in surfaces such as drywall, plaster, wood, brick and stone
  • Ideal for interior and exterior projects
  • Can be used for small or large hole repairs
  • Easily sandable
  • Provides professional results
  • Can be sanded and painted
  • Ready-to-use formula
  • Easy water clean-up



  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3.88
Product Height (in.)
4.25
Product Size (oz.)
16
Product Width (in.)
3.88

Details

Color When Dry
White
Features
Paintable,Sandable,Shrink Resistant
Included
No Additional Items Included
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Kit
No
Pack Size
1
Paint Tool Product Type
Spackling Paste
Patching & Repair Product Type
Spackling Paste
Product Weight (lb.)
2.03

Questions & Answers

75Questions36Answers

Can this be used to apply texture to painted drywall?

Asked by wannabepainter March 27, 2021
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Yes, if you know how and have some patience.

Can this be used on PVC Baseboards to fill joints and nail holes?

Asked by AMO January 17, 2021
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It's disappointing that the DAP product expert didn't refer you to a product of theirs that Home Depot sells that addresses your need: Platinum Patch 16 oz. Advanced Exterior Spackling Paste It's designed for PVC patching as well as patching on other materials and is tough enough to be used on exterior applications as well. I would caution against using it to fill butt joints as it will crack over time. For that, please consider the DAP Dynaflex 230 product that Home Depot sells. It is a great product for that purpose.

What is the normal drying time?

Asked by Jim January 9, 2021
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Thank you for posting your inquiry. As indicated on the product package label and supporting product literature: "One application is usually sufficient for small repairs. For repairs deeper than 1/8”, apply two or more layers allowing spackling to dry between applications. Spackling will change color to white when surface can accept a second application or is ready to be painted or sanded in 1 to 5 hours." (longer in cool or humid conditions). Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477.

Using for a faux brick wall and it’s still pink after 24 hrs. Will it eventually turn white?

Asked by Kristin October 20, 2020
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Hello Kristin, It sounds like you are doing a good project and it has been a while since we used this product. As I recall, the spackling paste appeared pink and dried nicely to white. Yes, the compound was not soft and fluffy. In fact, I used it as a rough sculpting filler in a quick pinch for a small touch-up project. It sounds like your purchase was the right product and you probably just need to give the compound some additional time to dry. Please know that your project would not be completely ruined at any point because there are other options to consider if you do not like the completely dried compound. Consider: a) Tinting your future compound with some paint before applying to achieve the color you desire. Work with the home specialist to figure this one out better. Found this online @ www.Finehomebuilding.com b) Once the compound has dried, you can paint over the compound to achieve the color you desire and have the finished look you planned from the first. Which I believe was a Bob Villa suggestion at one time. There are no closed doors ending projects like this. Just go to your local Home Supply store to speak with the right consultant to figure your best path forward. Best of outcomes on your project!

I have an old DryDex that was in storage. It is white, not pink. Is it still usable? Thank you!

Asked by HomeProjectLady September 30, 2020
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Test it with a clean scrapper and if it brittle and crumples then it is past it’s prime. I would buy a new container of it to be safe. Don’t want to mess up your project.

Will this be okay to use on top of 8x8 patch kit?

Asked by JP September 27, 2020
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yes

Can this be used to fill oak grain cabinets for painting? Will it shrink? Is it water or oil based?

Asked by Allie September 6, 2020
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A wood filler would be better

Would this product work well for hiding the seams between two panels of faux brick wall? I'm thi...

Asked by PugMomma August 25, 2020
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Yes I think it would, it does dry white and easy to sand if needed.

Can this be used to fill holes in a metal door?

Asked by Jo August 17, 2020
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I would not recommend it on anything other than drywall.

Is it drillable/screwable after it dries?

Asked by harmony June 25, 2020
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It is not as hard as regular plaster making sanding easy and drilling without any issues. I would use wall insert anchors for any drywall screw applications.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 2,200 reviews
  • 79% recommend this product
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Good for quick patching jobs!
I have a lot of holes in my walls from hanging all sorts of things. This spackling paste makes for a quick patching job to cover up holes and other very small dents in on my walls. The spackling is pink but dries white so you know when you can sand and then paint!
by Shirley
Does not dry..
This product has good idea to include dry color indicator. But the problem is this thing never dries. I waited for 1.5 days after a first application, but I still see pinky color where gaps were filled with this. I ran a fan to dry this up quicker, but did not help. This product is also very sticky, like jelly, so very hard to control and apply. I would not buy this again. The attached picture is my wall 24h after the first application. The pink color is still visible.
by Sahu
Response from DAPProductExpertFeb 22, 2021
Thank you for posting your feedback. We're sorry to see your low star review on DAP DryDex Spackling. DryDex Spackling is a water-based formula, as such, the sole drying mechanism is the evaporation of water. Dry time can be significantly impacted by cool (air and/or application surface), humid application conditions, moisture in the application surfaces and/or by thick (deep) applications of the patch. As indicated on the product package and supporting product literature: "One application is usually sufficient for small repairs. For repairs deeper than 1/8”, apply two or more layers allowing spackling to dry between applications." As depicted in the photograph (attached in your review), it would appear that the thinner edges of the repair have dried (turned white), and the center-most potion of the repair has not yet fully dried (still pink). This would likely signal/indicate a change in application depth/surface conditions in that area. Because you did not indicate the size/depth of the repair, application surfaces, surface preparation, application technique or application conditions, it is difficult to provide a more detailed response in this format. Should you wish to provide more details or to discuss this matter further, please free to contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477. DAP
2 people found this helpful
Junk
This stuff had hard bits in it right out of the gate. Impossible to work with. Even tried a little water and a mixer hoping the compound was not fully mixed. Didn’t work. For a more expensive spackling paste, I expected more. Don’t buy
by NC
Response from DAPProductExpertFeb 8, 2021
Thank you for posting your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your experience with DAP DryDex Spackling. Based on your commentary indicating: "This stuff had hard bits in it right out of the gate.", it would appear that you may have purchased material that is aged or beyond its normal shelf life. As product ages, it will thicken to the point of becoming difficult or impractical to use (newly purchased may not necessarily be of recent manufacture). 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, when calling in, please have the product package available, as we will need to collect production information from it (to date the product) and so that we can reach out to the store location where you purchased this product (if necessary). DAP
I will never buy this again.
This stuff has the consistency of pudding and is not good for vertical surfaces. It shrank into the smallest joint and ran down the wall onto the floor. I used it for joints and screw holes and the next morning it was virtually gone. I will not be buying this product again. Very disappointed in this product. I have never had issues like this with any DAP products in the past.
by Tony
Response from dappwrOct 20, 2020
Thank you for posting your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your experience with DAP DryDex Spackling. 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, when calling in, please have the product package available, as we will need to collect production information from it.
Adds perfect texture in creating DIY projects on tin, glass, plastic and wood items.
Adds perfect texture in creating DIY projects on tin, glass, plastic and wood items.
by 408
1 person found this helpful
DryDex Works Fantastically
I’m finding it comical that contractors say it’s a horrible product...It doesn’t dry well and they are unable to sand it. Before buying this house, I was an inexperienced white collar worker who had never done any home improvement projects. The contractors that worked on my house renovation left it looking poorly and I had a lot of patchwork to do. This product was perfect. I have had zero issues and the walls look 1000 times better than they did when a “professional” was here. Of course it takes longer to dry depending upon how thick you apply it and after it has turned white, it’s good to go. Any kind of glitteriness will disappear with proper sanding and then proper painting. Also for those who say it dries out quickly… I have found that the smaller containers do not have the greatest lids. I bought a 32 fl. oz. container and that lid snaps on very well. I dispense small amounts into a smaller container each time I use it so I don’t dry out the large one and I double up by also putting the 32 oz. container into a gallon Ziploc for even better storage.... its been a bright pink/fuscia each time I’ve opened it.
by Heather13
8 people found this helpful
Drips from ceiling
Needed to patch small 1/4" around ceiling fan kept dripping down. Tried 3 x's and it is still too soft. Never had this happen before.
by Hdoleanscks
Response from DAPProductExpertJul 31, 2020
Thank you for posting your feedback. We're sorry to see your low star review on DAP DryDex Spackling.Slumping (product "running") typically results from these compounds being applied too thickly in a single application layer. As indicated on the product package label guidance as well as supporting product literature: "One application is usually sufficient for small repairs. For repairs deeper than 1/8”, apply two or more layers allowing spackling to dry between applications." 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 and so that we can offer some guidance on how best to proceed. DAP
2 people found this helpful
Works as advertised. Built up a sizeable patch in several...
Works as advertised. Built up a sizeable patch in several layers, sanded well. Had a small area with odd bubbles that required fixing before paint.
by Jeremy
2 people found this helpful
I love this product! It's easy to work with and not messy. It goes a long way in household repairs.
I love this product! It's easy to work with and not messy. It goes a long way in household repairs.
by Paully
1 person found this helpful
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