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Old 07-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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I fixed a hole in the wall of my spare bedroom. Came out pretty good for a novice. Only problem is I have a bunch of pin holes in some of the mud. Can I use a damp sponge to get rid of these? Can I just use a very light coat of spackle on top of the mud? I did a bunch of smaller repairs w the spackle and they came out perfect!

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There air bubbles.
If it was mine I would use some thinned light weight drywall compound.

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How do I thin it??
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you dont really need to thin it. just use whatever mud you were using to do the patch.
apply the mud over the area and wipe it all off with your knife just filling the pin holes and not adding another layer of mud.
thinning the mud just helps you to wipe the mud off easier but for one patch i wouldnt go through the hassle. now if you have a big job with a bunch of different spots you have to go over then its worth your while thinning.
just pour a little water in your mud and mix it. put enough water in so when you scoop it with your knife its just starting to slide off your knife but dont go to crazy thinning.
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...but at least know where they came from - for the next time.

They were already in the bucket of joint compound you took from, and the best way I know of of getting rid of them is thorough mixing of the mud you plan on using. Not necessarily the whole bucket, but the mud you plan on using for this particular patch.

That's why the pros use a hawk to receive the mud they're using right now; they take from the pail and put the mud on their hawk, then work it over and over again before they apply it to the wall. That gets rid of the tiny bubbles.
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so will adding a little dish soap before mixing.

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