I have a basement that I am looking to eventually paint. The basement has spackle in various places on the walls, in many cases, way too much spackle appears to be applied, in a rather messy way, with no sanding after the spackling. I am now attempting the sanding and if need be, some re-spackling of the uneven areas.
I made a mistake in my living room of assuming that if I sand some spackle, even if the edge of the spackling job isn't perfect, it is good enough to paint over. The result was a wall where I can easily see my poor spackling edges.
How do I fix these areas around the edges of the spackle? What techniques and tips can I employ?
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