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Old 08-24-2006, 09:55 AM   #1
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Filling Nail Holes On White Trim


What does everyone use to fill nail holes on white trim. I've used about everything. I've been using shrink free spackle lately. What is the best?
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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I've always used oil based putty with enough whiting to keep the fisheyes from popping up.

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anyone else?
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i use window glazing mixed with hot rock.
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That's funny, I use donut glazing and Pop Rocks
















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Mostly the latex shrink-free
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We use this:

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Ive always used a plain ol' compound mix, the premade joint compound, green.Sometimes Ill use a 20 set to dry up fast if Im in a rush. After they dry, I sand them down flush. Time consuming. I never tried that light weight spackle. Ive always filled with a little bump, then after it dries, knock em flush, as it always shrinks and I hate dimples.

Is the spackle worth it, does it shrink?
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Is the spackle worth it, does it shrink?
I like it. Overfill the hole, and brush it off with the finger, and no sanding required.
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I used light weight spackle shrink free for the first time last night. It worked great. I built it up a little then came back and sanded it flush. Looked great. Couldn't even find my nail holes when i was done.
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Yup, lightweight spackle if I don't have painters putty and whiting powder like mentioned above. The great thing about spackle is the finger sanding like menitoned above. Fish eyes are annoying, and if the holes aren't filled right it looks like you might as well have used caulk......Carpenters are notorious for ruining their own work by caulking nail holes...
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Ive got ive got about 250ft of crown to finish, Ill try the light weight spackle out.

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