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Old 06-26-2007, 02:03 PM
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Is there a difference between (vinyl) spackling and joint or wallboard compound?

Can they be interchanged for small repairs like I am doing today - minor hole repairs with that self stick mesh....

Always wondered about this
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:17 PM
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Spackling is for nail holes. Compound is for anything bigger.
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:36 PM
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Sorry Bob, I can't help you on this one....I've never really used that weekend worrier stuff. The mess tape is weekend worrier stuff as well in my books......I wouldn't use it if a whole box of the stuff was given my way.

But to answer your question, I don't see why you can't use the stuff, if you've got it, go for it.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:30 PM
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Joint compound for what you are doing.

If you have small holes you can buy metal patch kits and they stick to the wall and you skim right over them and sand and paint
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:14 PM
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Thanks to all - I'll switch to the joint compound..

Garett - I AM a weekend warrior!! If I was one back 38 years ago I am wondering where I would be now - probably the Main Line and would have had a man servant to worry about these things ........
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:33 PM
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To make it go on easier and require less sanding try mixing a little water with it to make it a bit soupy. And use the mesh tape if it's something that needs taped. Don't use the paper tape. USe a super wide paint scraper like a 4" or an actual drywall trowel. Though it sounds like a 4" scraper would work fine.
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:46 PM
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Worry not Bob......now-a-days I only pretend.
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