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Rze 09-13-2007 12:56 PM

Joint Compound Vs. Spackle
I used to think that Joint Compound and Spackle were interchangable. I just read somewhere that Spackle should be used for small holes, Nail holes etc, and JC for larger applications. I have a wall that needs a "skim coat" to even it out for painting. Shoudl I use JC or Spackle? Or is there another Alternative?


slickshift 09-13-2007 02:15 PM

Not the same thing/interchangable
You'll want to use Joint Compound for skim coats

Workaholic 09-13-2007 07:38 PM

I suggest a light weight joint compound.

Big Bob 09-13-2007 07:48 PM

Skim Coat? Joint compound... be sure your water does not have iron content.

AtlanticWBConst. 09-13-2007 09:35 PM

As already mentioned; Joint compound for anything larger than a penny sized issue.

Rze 09-14-2007 11:09 PM

Thanks All!

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