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DAP DryDex Spackling Compound

By: Danny Lipford

If you’ve ever wondered how long you need to wait before painting after repairing a wall, DAP DryDex Spackling Compound is for you. The spackling goes on pink but turns white to indicate that it’s dry and ready to sand and paint.


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  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    February 24th, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Hi, Bianca,
    We recommend contacting the manufacturer for product-specific questions.
    Here’s where you can do that:
    Good luck!

  • Bianca Procaccini Says:
    February 21st, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    i left the patch n paint in my garage can i add water to soften looks dry . Lightweight spackling

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    Thomas Boni Says:
    January 19th, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Hi, Karen!
    We recommend submitting questions involving unique situations like yours to the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.
    Please use this form to contact Danny Lipford, America’s Home Expert, directly:
    Take care!

  • Karen Meyer Says:
    January 10th, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    I recently painted my bathroom. I used DryDex to patch some small nicks in the plaster and some dimpled areas of the plaster. It worked very well and most of the bathroom looked great after painting. Once the walls were painted two things happened. 1 – I noticed a few more small nicks and some additional dimpled areas. 2 – I saw some drips on one of the first walls I painted and thought I could just use the roller to even them out. Instead, since the drips were almost dry, the roller just smeared the paint and the more I did it the worse it got. Can I use DryDex over semi gloss paint to even out the finish and then paint over it or do I have to remove the paint down to the plaster first?

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    Thomas Boni Says:
    November 3rd, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Hi, Doris, features home improvement advice from the nationally syndicated TV show “Today’s Homeowner” and its experts.
    We don’t sell construction products on this website, but we encourage checking your local The Home Depot for these materials.
    Good luck!

  • Doris Smith Says:
    November 3rd, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    I need a weather proof compound in an earthtone Color. My wooden fence has knots that are drying, leaving holes.

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    September 26th, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Hi, Bill,

    We recommend contacting the manufacturer for product-specific questions.
    Here’s where you can do that:

    Good luck!

  • Bill Says:
    September 23rd, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I have DEX DryDex spackling container, half was used and the remaining is much thicker than I want to use. I can’t find an information about thinning DryDex and water really doesn’t work as a thinner! Any suggestions or where to go to find out how to do it.

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    Ben Erickson Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Hi Pat,
    The videos will not start playing until you click on the screen or the play button beneath the screen. Our videos are in Adobe Flash format, so you may need to download the free software to play them at if it is not already on your computer. While we would love to have better time slots for airing the show, that is beyond our control. Feel free to e-mail, call, or write your local station and request a better time period.

  • Pat Hammons Says:
    January 6th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I sent an e-mail to you last night I believe because I still cannot access any of the videos when you click on them you get the typed words but no video starts, so what am I suppose to do. I have checked all my stuff and I should be able to do videos but still cannot see yours. What am I suppose to hit or do to just click on the “watch video” and see it. I am getting frustrated already because I want to learn from them to do my own projects and don’t know what else to do. Please e-mail me back at the following:

    Also this shows airs here on Sunday mornings around 3-3:30 a.m. not at a regular time like it should be. Can they look into getting that changed also for me here in Louisville, KY??

    Thanks, Mrs. Patricia Hammons in Louisville,KY, 40258.

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DAP DryDex Spackling Compound