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greendot 08-02-2011 06:06 PM

Purple paste-used in Holmes on Homes to fill tiny holes
 
Hi fellow Diy'fers,

My tenants are leaving soon. They had this art work on the wall which was held by pins. There are about 50 tiny holes in the drywall now. What is the best way to fill it up without painting it afterwards?

Another question, I once saw Holmes on Homes and they used this purple paste, which I am sure turns white once dried, to fill tiny holes in the drywall. Anyone knows how it's called?

Thanks@!

Bud Cline 08-02-2011 06:11 PM

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Another question, I once saw Holmes on Homes and they used this purple paste, which I am sure turns white once dried, to fill tiny holes in the drywall. Anyone knows how it's called?
Don't have any idea what it is called but it is available at all big box stores. It is a brand of spackling compound.:)

Leah Frances 08-02-2011 07:21 PM

Any spackle will do. You DO NOT have to $hell out for the 'purple stuff'. A small tub of any kind of spackle should fill all your holes.

- Get a stiff putty knife
- dig up a small amount of spackle out of the tub (an amount the size of a walnut or smaller)
- spread it on the wall with the knife - hitting more than one hole if possible (assuming they are in a line and closely spaced)
- use the knife to scrape off any excess - don't leave any excess on the wall.
- wait for it to dry - it will shrink some and may leave some dimples - repeat as necessary.
- prime and paint
- feel good about doing it yourself.

greendot 08-02-2011 07:23 PM

Thanks for the help.

Bud Cline 08-02-2011 07:23 PM

In college we used tooth paste.:)

Leah Frances 08-02-2011 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Bud Cline (Post 699039)
In college we used tooth paste.:)

:laughing: Crest worked better than AquaFresh. But we were the renters, not the Landlords. :whistling2:

Bud Cline 08-02-2011 07:59 PM

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But we were the renters, not the Landlords.
OH! This is true.:)

Tom Struble 08-02-2011 08:48 PM

http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?product_id=217

1910NE 08-02-2011 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Bud Cline (Post 699039)
In college we used tooth paste.:)

same here!

On another note, assuming the walls are some shade of white, if you were not going to paint (although that should be required between tenants,..) You can use a wet rag or sponge to wipe down the area, including the spackled spots. This will dull the new spackle, and make it blend in better with the surrounding paint. I have only used this method with white walls, so it may or may not work for other colors.

beerdog 08-03-2011 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom Struble (Post 699105)

You gotta be kidding me. Painting wet spakle that big of a problem! :laughing:

casper129 08-03-2011 11:25 AM

^ Don't be a hater, that's the stuff the wife came home with for me! It works great :)

Tom Struble 08-03-2011 12:31 PM

drydex is good stuff,can be used outside when it's painted,maybe you know when it's ok to sand but some don't and it's not going to break anyones bank account:laughing:

beerdog 08-03-2011 12:52 PM

Not being a hater. How much more is it? Being outdoor compaible makes it something more than spakle. It just seems so easy. spakle and wait 15 minutes or so. I always just spakle first and then do all the prep work. By then the spakle is dry.

CoconutPete 08-03-2011 01:40 PM

Ha! I read "Holmes" and "Purple" - I was 100% certain I'd be popping into this thread to type "Spray-Foam".

Bud Cline 08-03-2011 05:33 PM

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DAP - DryDex® spackling, America's #1 seller, contains a patented Dry Time Indicator causing the product to change color when optimum dry time is achieved. It goes on pink and turns white! This unique feature is the signal that it is ready to sand and paint. Easy to use indoors and out on drywall, plaster, wood, and more.
DAP must think everyone of us are morons.

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Easy to use indoors and out on drywall, plaster, wood, and more.
Next time I have some outdoor drywall or plaster to repair I'll try to remember this product.

You might know that idiot Holmes would latch onto something like this. He's one of the morons that DAP has targeted.:)


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