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Jim Mcc

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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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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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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).
 

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