Model # 12385

Internet #302976074

Store SKU #610372

DAP DryDex 32 oz. Premium Lightweight Low Dust Joint Compound
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DAP

DryDex 32 oz. Premium Lightweight Low Dust Joint Compound

  • America's #1 seller
  • DryDex dry time indicator - goes on pink, dries white
  • Paintable - no priming required
$568 /each
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Product Overview

  • America's #1 seller
  • DryDex dry time indicator - goes on pink, dries white
  • Paintable - no priming required
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

Product Overview

  • America's #1 seller
  • DryDex dry time indicator - goes on pink, dries white
  • Paintable - no priming required
Model #: 12385
Sku #: 610372
Internet #: 302976074

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

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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
10
Product Depth (in.)
5
Product Height (in.)
4.75
Product Width (in.)
5

Details

Container Size (gallons)
.25
Dry to touch (min.)
60
Drying Time (hours)
24
Drywall Features
Dust Control
Features
Paintable,Sandable,Shrink Resistant
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Paintable
Yes
Product Weight (lb.)
2.8825lb
Sandable
Yes
Shrink Resistant
Yes
Tinted
No
Weather Resistant
No

Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
10
Product Depth (in.)
5
Product Height (in.)
4.75
Product Width (in.)
5

Details

Container Size (gallons)
.25
Dry to touch (min.)
60
Drying Time (hours)
24
Drywall Features
Dust Control
Features
Paintable,Sandable,Shrink Resistant
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Paintable
Yes
Product Weight (lb.)
2.8825lb
Sandable
Yes
Shrink Resistant
Yes
Tinted
No
Weather Resistant
No

Questions & Answers

I have broken more fingernails (at $25 a manicure) trying to open the spackle container. Is ther...

I have broken more fingernails (at $25 a manicure) trying to open the spackle container. Is there any way your team of highly educated packaging engineers could come up with an easier way to open the container?
Asked by: trdryspackler
One of two ways depending on the lid. If lid has slots in it, like a joint compound bucket, cut the slots all the way to top of recess. There is a 5 in 1 painters tool with a lid removal hook. If there are no slots, there is an angled part on the lid. Cut the angled part vertically to the top of the angle and use pliers to tear off the angled part. You do not need that strip to re-seal the container
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2017-09-07

Once I spackled and sanded, it was a coupled of days before I painted, the spackled seemed to swe...

Once I spackled and sanded, it was a coupled of days before I painted, the spackled seemed to swell under the paint. Do I need to put primer over the spackle before painting?
Asked by: MattMac
I did, and I experienced no problems with painting.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2018-03-31

Would this work well in a bathroom setting for touch ups?

Would this work well in a bathroom setting for touch ups?
Asked by: ForaFriend
Just used in mine, and very unhappy with the results. I would use some other spackling compound it joint compound if I were you!
Answered by: Karmike
Date published: 2018-04-04

Doesn't dried up?

This product remains pink and is taking a long time to dry. It has already been 2 days after application and does not change to white or harden.
Asked by: Tony
That's not right maybe you got a bad bucket of it. When I have used it I haven't had any problems, it turns from pink to white and dries in about an hour for me. Take it back and get a different bucket.
Answered by: Chevy513
Date published: 2017-11-21
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Customer Reviews

DryDex 32 oz. Premium Lightweight Low Dust Joint Compound is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 93.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pink when wet and white when dry is gimmicky. This had an odd consistency after days of drying (w... Pink when wet and white when dry is gimmicky. This had an odd consistency after days of drying (with a thin coat and the white color "dry" indication.) Did not dry at a uniform rate...contributed to or caused curled/lifted tape edges. There was no saving the issues this material caused. So, I needed to rip it out and refinish. Oddly, when removing the tape I didn't need to rip or tear. Once I got an edge the tape just peeled off with little resistance, and the mud came off like a thin layer of clay. No dust though (haha.) This was after days of drying. Wasted time and money.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wouldn't even give this one star. As others have experienced, this is a complete waste of time ... I wouldn't even give this one star. As others have experienced, this is a complete waste of time and money. The product consistency is like a foamy gel and spreads poorly. After applying a thin layer on the wall, with the expectation that I would have to do several coats due to poor spreadability, I walked away. 10 minutes later, I returned to find this sliding off the wall with a foamy consistency and pooling at the bottom of my wall section. The pink had turned white but it was nowhere dry and had no intention of drying. As others have also done, I had to wipe it off and now wait for any residual to dry. I will be returning this to the store, and starting all over with some real joint compound from a reputable company. This is a poor excuse for a joint compound or any other description of a product. This is nothing like real joint compound, it spreads poorly, dries slowly, and has no adhesion. The only thing it does is turn pink to white, but this indictes nothing. The manufacturer should be ashamed of themselves, and instead of asking people for more details of their experiences, remove this embarrassing product from the shelf and go back in your labs and test it before putting it on the market. Home Depot should really remove this terrible product from their shelves. Buyer beware.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from We remodeled our bathroom and needed to make many wall repairs. We thought the goes on pink and d... We remodeled our bathroom and needed to make many wall repairs. We thought the goes on pink and drys white was a great idea. It had a great texture and went on very easy and wish it would have ended that way. It NEVER dried. After three days we sanded and chunks fell out, we painted and chunks fell out. We started all over with $7 old fashioned spackle and finished our project. I will never buy the pink stuff again. Save your money and finish your job faster with the good ole basic spackling.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Soupy, runny, drippy, and not worth a hoot as joint compound. Very slow drying! Will not fill h... Soupy, runny, drippy, and not worth a hoot as joint compound. Very slow drying! Will not fill holes, will not fill cracks, the only thing this is marginally good for are screw holes. I should have read the reviews, but this was supposedly the “number one selling” on the market....it is garbage! Do yourself a favor and pay twice as much for something- anything- else! Extremely disappointed in Dap!
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is without a doubt the worst stuff I've ever used. It doesn't dry, and when it does, it peel... This is without a doubt the worst stuff I've ever used. It doesn't dry, and when it does, it peels off in huge chunks. I had to redo the whole project with other spackle. When I did, there must have been a small amount of this junk on the wall, so the paint wouldn't stick, and peeled off in chunks. I would never recommend this stuff to anyone. One star is too good for this stuff.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible stuff, bubbles, cracks, sorry I purchased it. I have been spackling for a long time and ... Terrible stuff, bubbles, cracks, sorry I purchased it. I have been spackling for a long time and have never used such a bad product. Maybe it should be sold in cup sizes for covering nails holes, but then what's the point you might as well use regular compound. Really annoyed I wasted time on this product.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ZERO STARS for current formula!! Notice all the more recent reviews are TERRIBLE! Used this product a few years ago and it did great, but it is absolutely awful now. BUBBLES PAINT AND DOES NOT DRY!! Something must have changed with the compound formula. It PEELED OFF IN SHEETS A WEEK LATER. Had to redo with better product. Don't buy!!!!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I purchased this product because of its color changing ability. But, that was a mistake. What I s... I purchased this product because of its color changing ability. But, that was a mistake. What I should have done is research product reviews prior to purchasing. After preparing my wall surface, and applying a coat, AND waiting until the next day prior to applying another coat; this product failed. I applied several coats over the week, as described above. Then waited a week before painting the surface today. And just as others have commented here, the product peeled off upon the first coat. In one of the other reviews, someone states they took the product back to the store for a refund (not available to me as an option considering the time I've taken applying the product) and he was told that he should have put primer first... PLEASE believe me when I say: That does NOT make a difference. I myself was applying primer before color matching my wall, and the product still came off. And this is after a week's worth of dry time! I am including a photo. PLEASE: Do not waste your money on this product. You will be disappointed. You should just buy normal putty, or putty mix, and repair your home. This product is a waste of money, effort, and time!
Date published: 2018-01-27
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