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Using spackle on new drywall


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#1 of 6 Jim Mcc

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Posted January 24 2014 - 04:53 PM

Is there any reason I shouldn't use lightweight vinyl spackle on new drywall, to fill the screw heads? We just drywalled my daughter's basement ceiling, and she is still looking for a drywall finisher. In the meantime, I wanted to do the screw heads tomorrow, in 1 trip. 

 

I know that drywall mud is normally used, but I like the fact that the spackle dries in about 30 minutes, and I can do both coats tomorrow.

 

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#2 of 6 Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 25 2014 - 07:44 AM

I think you would be OK for covering the screw heads since its not a place where you would be taping and its a pretty small area.



#3 of 6 Jim Mcc

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Posted January 25 2014 - 10:04 AM

Thanks. A guy at Home Depot told me not to use spackle because it may show rust stains from the screws. Does that make any sense?

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Posted January 25 2014 - 10:23 AM

Depends if the nails you used will rust.



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Posted January 25 2014 - 10:26 AM

Oh, you used screws.

 

Deck screws?(those don't rust)

 

IF so...spackle away. If anything else(that will rust)...cover with 2 coats of primer and redo the spackle in 3-4 years(or whenever rust shows up).



#6 of 6 Jim Mcc

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Posted January 25 2014 - 08:03 PM

Oh well. I decided against doing it. She'll have to wait until she finds a finisher or does it herself.




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