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Old 01-21-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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spackle compound for filling wall holes


is spackle compound for filling holes the same as drywall mud? i have some mud and need to fill in some 1/2" holes and was gonna avoid buying spackle separate.

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Old 01-21-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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spackle compound for filling wall holes


No, spackling compound is denser and harder to sand than drywall mud. Use drywall mud when strength is not critical or the holes are small, or you need to be able to sand more easily. Spackling is better for plaster because it adheres well and it's tougher.

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