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Old 09-13-2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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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?

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You'll want to use Joint Compound for skim coats

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I suggest a light weight joint compound.
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Skim Coat? Joint compound... be sure your water does not have iron content.
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As already mentioned; Joint compound for anything larger than a penny sized issue.
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