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What is the best method to patch a large hole (2-3 inches) in drywall?

I have a large hole where a TV wall mount once was (I believe the hole was used to run power and coax cable to the TV). I have since moved the TV and would like to patch the hole. What is the best way ...
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Why little holes/dots when I apply joint compound?

I can't find answer anywhere, can somebody tell me why and how to avoid these little dots/holes when I spackle. I also including the pic of the compound I'm using.
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How big a hole in drywall can be fixed by spackle alone?

How big of a hole in drywall can be fixed by spackle alone? The previous owners left numerous holes in the drywall. Each with the diameter of a coaxial cable, which I want to patch up. Can I use ...
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What do I do with unused spackle

Of course they don't have really small containers of spackle. I haven't even used 1/8 of it - Is there anything you can do with the leftovers? How long can you store it?
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When can spackle be used instead of mud?

My wife was reading this article, wherein drywall damage due to the removal of construction adhesive was fixed with spackle. HOW TO REMOVE A DATED VANITY BACKSPLASH I thought this kind of repair ...
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How do I get invisible edges on my spackle jobs?

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, ...
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how to fix a poor spackle job?

I've never spackled before and I tried to fill in some space between the wall and the stairs after we took out our carpet. Suffice it to say I used way too much spackle and now I have an uneven mess. ...
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How do I fill in the grooves in wood paneling in order to paint over it?

Most of my house has wood paneling instead of drywall. I want to fill in the grooves to give my walls a smooth look (drywalling the house is not in the budget). Based on the recommendation of a book,...
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Do I really need to wait a month before applying primer to plaster?

I've recently removed wallpaper and now I've gone through and plastered over some bad spots on the wall. I've already sanded it down and it's ready for primer. However, when reading the instructions ...
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Fixing minor tape blemishes/bubbling after a fresh paint job

Unfortunately 1 week after a new paint job was done with a decent job of skimming and all, there was a small flood in a laundry room above. Some water came down, but we averted disaster. It's very ...
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Wall surface is too smooth after spackle

I had a hole in some drywall that I repaired with spackle paste. I sanded it down so it is level with the existing drywall. The problem now is that the spackle is smoother than the surrounding drywall....
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drilling and putting a wall plug into spackle, taped up dry wall

hi i recently tried to put up some curtain rails and unfortunately whilst drilling have put a much larger hole and made a mess of the wall, now i need that same area to put the curtain rails on, can i ...
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Why is the joint compound cracking around a repaired patch in my ceiling?

Backstory: We had a leak in our roof that damaged some of the ceiling drywall. When we put new drywall up, the pre-existing drywall "sagged" a bit lower than the fresh piece that was screwed into the ...
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How to fix this crack in drywall?

The picture shows the crack over a door. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the extra load/movement in that area. What's the best way to fix this crack that will prevent this from re-...
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Should I run cable through pipe?

I drilled a hole in my wall and ended up creating this mess. I plan on fixing it with spackle. The cable is a communications wire, not an electrical wire. Would it be appropriate to stick a plastic ...
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How do I fix scratches from sanding drywall?

I've never sanded drywall/spackle before so I don't know what is acceptable or not. I'm remodeling my bathroom and have put down a few layers of spackle. Everything looks good and I just wanted to ...
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Gypsum and … Equals drywall mud?

What can I add to gypsum to make drywall "mud"? I have a whole bag of gypsum for my garden, is that the same type to make "mud"? Also, is tape need to use mud? And what is the dry time on something ...
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Asbestos in Spackle - what now?

We purchased a house built in the 60's about a month ago. Had a general inspection done prior to going to contract and was told that there were no red flags seen regarding Asbestos. Insulation: ...
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damaged drywall: Repair with spackle or replace drywall?

My dog scratched up part of our interior wall next to a door. He tore off the molding around the door and also scratched some of the drywall off. There are no holes in the drywall, but there are ...
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What are the different kinds of “spackle”?

By "spackle" I mean the material used for smoothing over joints & small imperfections in drywall / sheetrock. I have seen & heard of numerous terms for this material: Spackle - not sure if ...
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Can I use spackling to repair this damage between wall and celing?

This is the spackling I have: http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1308097&KPID=961778&kpid=961778&pla=pla_961778
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Duct tape + spackle to fix hole under window ledge?

In one of the bedrooms in my apartment under the window, part of the bottom of the ledge has collapsed. Not sure what caused it. Not sure what it is made of either, probably concrete or something ...
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Primer cracks once it begins to dry over new Drydex spackling

Good afternoon, We are currently working on repainting a bedroom and removed all the items from the wall(pictures, vanity, mirror etc). We completed this and then proceeded to use DryDex 16 oz. Dry ...
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Crack in new drywall joint

so we just drywalled all walls in our bedroom. And now (~ 3 weeks later) one of the joints is cracking in the middle edge of the tape. Summary: The house is concrete. Built 1970s. All drywall boards ...
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What is the best way to prepare walls, windows and baseboard for re-painting

I would like to repaint our appartment that haven't been paintined for over 7 years. I have a question on how to prepare for the new paint. The walls have chipped paint a little should i use spackle ...
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What should I do about a hole close to a plug that is too wide?

I used spacking to fill a hole that is like really wide, but not that lengthy. I painted it, then put more spacking on the hole. The hole is still noticeable. So like if I just keep putting more ...
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Can I use spackling paste to “rebuild” part of the wall?

I'm on a DIY half bathroom renovation. At first I was thinking about putting tiles on the wall. It's a drywall, which I'm not familiar with, it's painted and I would need to do some preparations to ...
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do I need to fill with spackle or can I paint directly

I have the corner of my wall chipped a little Do I need to fill this with spackle or can I paint directly? Also, will spackle absorb moisture and cause problems this way? This is in the bathroom. (...
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Putty knife : when to use flexible blade and when to use stiff blade?

I'm prepping my walls for painting. There are various sizes of putty knives and they come in flexible and stiff versions. I know that I need to get a few sizes for different kind of work: 4", 6" and ...
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How to hide patch of mud & oil primer under latex paint

I put a hole in my wall a while ago. I made a patch for it with a wood backing, two drywall patches and spackle in the middle and on top. I painted over it with CIL (white eggshell latex) paint/...
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How can I repair nail and screw holes if I don't know if wall is drywall or blueboard?

So first of, sorry if this is a basic newbie question. I have only owned my home for less than a year and am trying to get handier as I go. I know the basic difference between drywall and blueboard ...