Howdy remaining wreckers,
I've spent the last few weekends trying to finish up the trim in the
remodeled bathroom. In addition to the usual stuff-- baseboard, door and
window casings, bed molding at the ceiling-- there is T&G beaded
wainscoting, and a three-piece compound molding above the wainscoting.
Lots of nail holes to fill! Everything is being painted, so I used One-
Touch Spackle to fill the holes.
If you are unfamiliar with this product, it is strange stuff. It
comes in a plastic container about the size of a yogurt package. The 8oz.
(volume) container weighs almost the same empty as full, without
exaggeration. It has no noticeable smell, and no 'body' whatsoever, it's
that lightweight. The spackle itself is white, with a very dry, almost
crumbly consistency in the container, but applied with a putty knife, it
goes on cleanly and smoothly with two quick passes. Freshly applied, it is
soft, almost like foam, but an hour later it is hard as rock. It expands
slightly as it hardens, and needs to be knocked back with a quick swipe of
the sandpaper before painting, leaving a perfect surface, where the nail
holes cannot be found after painting. An almost empty container remains
soft and usable, without drying and hardening. It gives much better
results, for the effort, than other wood fillers that I've used.
What on earth is this stuff?
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