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Old 04-03-2010, 09:03 PM   #21
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Not trying to hijack, but have you guys used that lightweightspackling. One of my guys called it "marshmallow" Amazing how fast you can paint over it. I am with most of you guys on the term "spackling" I worked for a company that did a lot of drywall for 8 years and we never called it that.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:25 PM   #22
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Not trying to hijack, but have you guys used that lightweightspackling. One of my guys called it "marshmallow" Amazing how fast you can paint over it. I am with most of you guys on the term "spackling" I worked for a company that did a lot of drywall for 8 years and we never called it that.
Got to dumb it down a bit for us, bro,,,,

In other words

what the heck are you talking about??
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I always thought spackling meant literally using spackle. It's thicker and dries faster than joint compound, that seems to be the only difference to me. I don't really use it now but I got pretty good with it when I was a kid, after bashing holes and making marks in the walls at home all the time.
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When I was in college Colgate tooth paste worked as an excellent spackle compound as it matched the color of the walls perfectly.
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When I was in college Colgate tooth paste worked as an excellent spackle compound as it matched the color of the walls perfectly.
I knew toothpaste is something you should keep in your tool box. That's the third use I've heard for toothpaste on a job site. I remember being on a job where a guy was handed a toothbrush to clean the holes in some concrete for epoxying, I asked him how it's going and he said "Everything is fine, but where the hell's the toothpaste?". Another time I was pulling out some acoustical ceiling tiles and got junk in my eye. I wanted to clean out my contact lenses and knew that toothpaste was a good cleaner for that, so I asked my buddy if he had toothpaste, he said no. I know this is lame, but it's late
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When i hear the word spackle spoken aloud, it makes me want to strangle myself with my own foreskin.
Am I the only one that, in a completely non-gay way, would like to see a video of this?

I have heard drywall finishing referred to as "floating", anybody else on that one?
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Ok here's how I use spackle since you drywallers think it's a HO's term, Painters use it for fixing these kinds of hole and nicks Watch and Learn Drywallers
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Now heres what Spackle does, and this stuff drys harder then joint compound so it doesn't srink like joint compound
These pictures aren't that close up shots I wanted, so today I'll take some more to show you how spackle works!
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Frank so what's the official definition of spackle?

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Keith,
It makes Painters and Drywallers look good

Kinda like "Caulk is what a Carpenter Aint!"

I got to go pick up the Wilsonart from Home Depot when I get back I have some pictures of what spackle does
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Frank, did you learn that in New York?
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Not trying to hijack, but have you guys used that lightweightspackling. One of my guys called it "marshmallow" Amazing how fast you can paint over it. I am with most of you guys on the term "spackling" I worked for a company that did a lot of drywall for 8 years and we never called it that.
Warren, I keep a tub of that in my truck for the last pre-closing touch up. Mostly small dings and nicks from movers. But I still need to get out the 5min. stuff most of the time.
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Big, Is that what they teach painters and drywallers in New York
I have never been to New York I don't care for Big Cities I don't like going to downtown Detroit so I know I would care for New York
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I looked at that tub of lightweight spackle in my truck today. It says ''A Lightweight Spackling Compuond'' on it. It's like the marshmallow stuff. Actually it is made by Dap.

Does anyone own the trademark for the name?
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Frank, what is that on those walls? My glasses are a little dirty from cleaning paint rollers today.
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I looked at that tub of lightweight spackle in my truck today. It says ''A Lightweight Spackling Compuond'' on it. It's like the marshmallow stuff. Actually it is made by Dap.

Does anyone own the trademark for the name?
Yeah, its "Yankee"
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When I was in college Colgate tooth paste worked as an excellent spackle compound as it matched the color of the walls perfectly.
My roommates and I became pretty good sheetrockers the week before we had to move out of our townhouse freshman year
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I'll post some pictures after I paint then you'll see
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