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Old 04-06-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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The guys are coming to finish the job today but i noticed in one or two areas there are bubbles in the spackle...some about 1/4" in diameter and some tiny. What causes this? Thans

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Old 04-06-2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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It's drywall compound not spackle!
Any number if things can cause it.
Over working it, humidity to high ECT.
Happens to the best finishing job.
A light sanding or a thined finish coat of light weight compound will get rid of them.

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It's drywall compound not spackle!
Any number if things can cause it.
Over working it, humidity to high ECT.
Happens to the best finishing job.
A light sanding or a thined finish coat of light weight compound will get rid of them.
I will never say spackle again... Thanks a lot Joe... Much appreciated
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if you apply to much mud or when apply mud on a glossy surface the mud doesnt stick. the bubbles are easily fixed like what joecaption said by giving the area a thin quick coat over it. its nothing major and very easily fixable. happens to the best of us.
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I might as well start the argument now. Put a squirt of dish soap in when mixing the mud=no bubbles.
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haha no argument with the soap. i never have bubble problems bad enough to do that trick but yes it does work
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So don't use the compound right from the bucket? Mix it with a little water? Thanks.
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I find I usually need to mix a bit of water with the bucket mud.

And dish soap in your mud is not approved by USG. It can cause problems with the adhesive in the all-purpose mud and USG will not back it.

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