There are many different types of spackle that you can pick from, and ultimately each job requires a different type of compound. Lightweight spackle dries very quickly and evenly and is great for fixing up small nail holes as well as dents in walls before you apply a new coat of paint. Vinyl spackle is best for repairing damage in a layer, such as fixing deep holes or gashes. Finally, epoxy is one of the most durable options and is perfect for outdoor use.
- Lightweight spackling compound is a mixture of sodium silicate with an adhesive that dries quick and evenly.
- Vinyl is a spackle compound that can repair damage on a layer, and is typically applied in multiple layers.
- Acrylic spackle is used for bigger holes and gouges on either the interior or exterior of your home, and is a very flexible compound.
“These products dry in as little as 30 minutes, making wall and ceiling repairs a fairly quick job.”