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DryDex 32 oz. Premium Lightweight Low Dust Joint Compound

$9.98
  • Fills holes and cracks in drywall, plaster, wood, stone, and more
  • Paintable and sandable for both indoor and outdoor projects
  • Applies pink, dries white to show when the surface is paint ready
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About This Product

Premium, pre-mixed joint compound for the ultra-smooth, high quality finishing of gypsum panel joints, nail heads and metal corner beads. Easy handling, lightweight formula leverages DryDex Dry Time Indicator that goes on PINK and dries WHITE indicating when additional coats can be applied or when it's ready for finishing. De-aired formula eliminates the formation of pinhole bubbles for an ultra-smooth finish. Sands effortlessly and produces 70% less airborne dust when sanded than heavyweight compounds for less mess and faster clean-up. Interior use.

Highlights

  • Ultra-smooth, high quality finishing of gypsum panel joints, nail heads and metal corner beads
  • 70% less airborne dust
  • Less mess, faster cleanup
  • Lightweight, less shrinking fewer coats
  • Goes on pink and dries white
  • Deaired formula eliminates the formation of pinhole bubbles
  • Interior use
  • Ready-to-use formula
  • Easy water clean-up
  • 2Pack
  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 302976074

Model # 12385

Store SKU # 610372

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 4.75 in, W 5 in, D 5 in

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

10 sq ft

Product Depth (in.)

5 in

Product Height (in.)

4.75 in

Product Width (in.)

5 in

Details

Drying Time (hours)

24 hr

Drywall Features

Dust Control

Interior/Exterior

Interior

Product Weight (lb.)

2.8825 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Tinted

No

Questions & Answers

127Questions
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Q:What's the biggest size hole I can fill in plaster.
by|May 9, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Thank you for posting your inquiry on DAP Drydex Spackling Paste. DAP DryDex Spackling is designed, marketed, and labeled for use on minor cosmetic repairs, such as: nail/screw holes, cracks, etc. (not for large format repairs). Should you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477.

by|May 11, 2024
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    Q:Does spackling need to be stirred
    by|Apr 25, 2024
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    A:  Thank you for posting your inquiry on DAP Drydex Premium Spackling Paste. DAP DryDex is formulated to apply as a thick/heavy bodied paste, in most instances, stirring is not necessary. Should you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please free to contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477.

    by|Apr 26, 2024
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      Q:How long does it take to dry?
      by|Apr 24, 2024
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      A:  Thank you for posting your inquiry on DAP Drydex Premium Spackling Paste. As indicated on the product package label and supporting product literature Dry time: 1 to 5 hours depending on temperature, humidity, and depth of fill. Should you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please free to contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477.

      by|Apr 26, 2024
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        Q:Can mix with water ?
        by|Apr 3, 2024
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        A:  Thank you for posting your inquiry on DAP Drydex Spackling Paste. If the product should thicken or is excessively dry (which typically indicates that the product is aged or nearing/beyond its 12 month shelf life), providing that the material is still pliable, a small volume of water may be added to the product and mixed thoroughly until the original smooth/even textured consistency is restored. Should you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477.

        by|Apr 3, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.5 out of 5

          • 4.5 out of 4,114 reviews
          • 75% recommend this product
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          Yes, it flashes, flashing, flash, flashed.
          Whatever you want to call it, yes it flashes. The darker the paint and higher the sheen the worse you see it. Probably best for flat white topcoat and that's it.
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          Response from DAPProductExpertJan 3, 2024
          Thank you for posting your feedback. We are sorry to see your low star review on DAP Drydex Spackling Paste. Paint "flashing" can occur when the patch is painted prematurely (not fully surface skinned/surface dried), where lower quality/ insufficient paint film thickness has been applied. Of note, the "sheen" that that you appear to be describing may not be "flashing", rather, it may be an artifact of applying a paint to a surface (the patching compound), which is likely smoother than the surround surfaces (previously flat painted surfaces. This issue as described, is almost always able to be corrected with the application of a second coat of paint. Should you have any additional questions, require further assistance, or wish to discuss this in more detail, please contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477. DAP
            Two jobs, two messy, time-losing repairs
            I've used this "dry time indicator" compound in the past with good results, but the the most recent results have been less so. I was repairing paper tears, so I wasn't applying a thick coat, but the entire patch never cured (despite turning from pink to white), instead sagging and sloughing off the wall. After my second bad experience yesterday, I scraped off as much as I could, waited for what remained to actually dry, and redid the repair with DAP Patch "N" Paint.
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            Response from DAPProductExpertDec 4, 2023
            Thank you for posting your feedback. We are sorry to see your low star review on DAP Drydex Spackling Paste. DAP DryDex is designed, marketed, labeled, and recommended for minor cosmetic repairs, such as: cracks, dents, dings, holes and similar cosmetic defects. As indicated on the product package label and supporting product literature: "DO NOT USE AS A SKIM COAT." (thin/resurfacing repairs). For this type of repair project, we would recommend the use of a more traditional joint compound such as DAP Premium Lightweight Joint Compound. Should you have any additional questions, require further assistance or would like to discuss other product options, please contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477. DAP
              1 found this review helpful
              Easy to use and is excellent for those small repairs.
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              Bumps after painting
              It is true it doesn't shrink but it does bump out even after sanding. Everything was smooth. I primed then painted and after all was dry my wall looked like it had bad case of acne. I can't believe no one else has this problem. This stuff is TERRIBLE
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              Response from DAPProductExpertOct 24, 2023
              Thank you for posting your feedback. We are sorry to see your low star review on DAP Drydex Spackling Paste. Because you did not provide any background on your application technique, application conditions, por project background, it is difficult to provide a proper response. 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 provide you with additional usage guidance. DAP
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                Not as advertised
                On the side of the product, it states: “will not shrink or crack”. That’s exactly what it does do. I had to remove all of it from the wall and use a different product from a different brand. Note the attached picture below to see the best placement for this product.
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                Response from DAPProductExpertJul 3, 2023
                Thank you for posting your feedback on DAP Drydex Spackling Paste. As is the case with latex based fillers, volume loss will occur as the product dries/water evaporates. Because you did not provide any details regarding your experience, such as your application conditions, application surfaces/intended use or the depth/volume of fill, it is difficult to provide you with a proper reply or any product usage guidance. Should you wish to provide this information, please contact DAP’s Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477 so that we can obtain some offer some additional application/finishing guidance. DAP
                  1 found this review helpful
                  This is a bad product, don't use
                  There's something wrong with this product. It took a week to dry in sunny and warm weather, with low humidity and no rain. When I was finally able to sand and paint it (benjamin moore regal select latex paint), it crackled everywhere I had applied the joint compound. I sanded it down again, then did a coat of zinsser shellac primer, but it still crackled a second time. I tried contacting DAP and they had no good advice for me. I'm on a tight deadline and I still don't know how to fix this.
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                  Response from DAPProductExpertMay 31, 2023
                  Thank you for posting your feedback. We are sorry to see your low star review on DAP Drydex Lightweight Joint Compound. This product is designed and intended for use in the finishing of gypsum panel joints, nail heads and metal corner beads (thin "skim coating" applications). As this is a water-based formula, the sole drying mechanism is the evaporation of water. Dry time can be significantly impacted by cool or humid application conditions, moisture in the application surfaces or by thick (deep) applications of the product. For applications where deeper/thicker filling is required, the use of a heavier bodied spackling compound such as ALEX PLUS Spackling, would likely be a better solution. At your convenience, please contact DAP's Technical Customer Service Department at 888-327-8477 so that we can obtain some additional information regarding your project and to provide you with more specific usage guidance or to recommend an alternate product. DAP
                    Worked great along with Fibatape Wall Repair Patch to cover...
                    Worked great along with Fibatape Wall Repair Patch to cover a hole from an old kitchen telephone outlet.
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                    2 found this review helpful
                    Easy as pie
                    I am currently remodeling my laundry room and had a lot of holes and touch ups to base of the walls. I like using this product, starts out pink and then changes color to white when dry.
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                      I'm a first time user and had great results!
                      I wasn't even familiar with joint compound. I knew it as "mud, " and this was my first try at it. When I sanded my guest bathroom walls, I discovered several layers of old wallpaper. This was my first time using joint compound, and I think it worked great. I did use a sealer before and after because of the wallpaper and damaged drywall.
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