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Old 02-26-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
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Getting ready to paint the walls and want to fill in some small nail holes where pictures were hanging. Whats the easiest thing to use to fill the holes?


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Old 02-26-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
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Spackle. Make sure you prime or the paint might not come out even or the same sheen over the spackle.


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Lightly sand first with a sanding sponge first. Just enough to knock off raised area.
All you want to do is fill the tiny hole, not have it all over the wall unless there's a low spot where the hammer missed or there's peeled paint.
If that's the case then you would want to use a 4" wide putty knife.
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Don't forget to prime the spots before painting or it will flash.
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Or this stuff. It's a little denser and doesn't flash as bad.
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Has anyone tried the new 3M, I think it is, that has the primer in it LOL. I know I know but it really seems to work.
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I tried the 3M as a free sample from Sherwin Williams. Did not like it, and remember I would never buy it, but don't remember the specific reason. It may be that I fill nail holes by swiping some on the hole with my fingertip, so only the hole itself gets filled. I think that product did not spread well that way, or dried too quickly to use that way. The lightweight was my favorite, but just switched to the pink one that dries white. It is more of a DIY type spackle, but I like the density of it and the way it sands. Also with the finger swipe method I do not need to prime those spots since the spackle spot is so small it is not noticeable.
Hate it when customers pre spackle holes before i arrive with big globs that I have to spend time sanding down.


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