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ejennings
San Angelo, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 10, 2009
7:24 AM

Post #6528699

Does anyone know a recipe to make spackle ( stuff you fill holes with?)
I'm hoping I have the ingredients instead of buying some. I want to paint my son's room and bathroom but need to fill in the holes first.
Thanks, Elizabeth
DesertPirate
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 10, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6531208

Are they big holes??

If not. If they are say... just nail holes and screw holes, you can use toothpaste. It has many of the same ingredients as spackle and it dries hard. Gel toothpaste won't work. Only the white stuff.

This message was edited May 10, 2009 4:40 PM
ejennings
San Angelo, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 25, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #6597179

Thanks I have that. I just didn't want to spend money if I didn't have too. As so many I'm sure my money is tight. I've got the paint just not spackle:)
Thanks for the help
DesertPirate
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 26, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #6597496

Been there, that's how I discovered it.
ejennings
San Angelo, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 26, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #6597525

I'm anxious to try it!
Maybe this week!!
Thanks again, Elizabeth
DesertPirate
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 26, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #6597784

Good thing about it is that if you get some on your fingers, you can just lick it off. LOL
Randy
ejennings
San Angelo, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 28, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #6610373

tastes better than regular spacle also, i assume.
Can I sand it or should i try to make it smooth with a finger?
Elizabeth
DesertPirate
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 28, 2009
9:57 PM

Post #6610755

You can sand it just like regular spackle. But remember, the GEL doesn't work. Only the old style paste like original Crest or Colgate.
ejennings
San Angelo, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 28, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #6610867

Great! I plan to do it this weekend. I use regular kind anyways. I'll let you know how it turns out!! Elizabeth

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