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tunabreath 01-16-2013 10:39 AM

Filling in hammer marks on stair skirt board? Drywall mud? PIC
 
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Hey guys,

Someone nailed a piece of painted plywood to my stairs and used the treads/risers as a nailing edge so I have a zig zag of hammer marks all the way down my stairs. Would drywall mud be acceptable to putty these? Going to prime with a primer first then fill all hammer marks with drywall mud, then prime and paint. Pic below.

Brushjockey 01-16-2013 11:47 AM

That would work, but I'd use a heavier bodied filler like crack shot or Borden's wood filler. They feather out nice for enameling.

joecaption 01-16-2013 12:42 PM

This is what I use.
http://www.waterputty.com/
I would not use drywall compound.

jsheridan 01-16-2013 02:56 PM

Either those or lightweight vinyl spackle.

Brushjockey 01-16-2013 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1094880)
This is what I use.
http://www.waterputty.com/
I would not use drywall compound.


and how does ROCK HARD sand for you, Joe??
The last can of that crap I had ( oh, maybe 20 years ago) I threw as far as i could.
Only good for floor prep before linoleum..imo of course!

cdaniels 01-16-2013 04:40 PM

I would go with the Borden's wood filler.Dries fast and sands easily.


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