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Old 02-23-2016, 11:54 PM   #1
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Hey guys! Had to patch some finish nails on some trim installed by homedepot today and decided to make a quick video on something that could save you a lot of time.



How I fill finish nail holes: Part One

How I fill finish nail holes: Part Two

Let me know if this is helpful!

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Old 02-24-2016, 08:17 AM   #2
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Wow, I have been wondering how to get rid of those holes. Thanks
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Wow, I have been wondering how to get rid of those holes. Thanks
I hope you are being sarcastic
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Thanks man for the vid.
Using painters putty to fill holes isn't really a novel idea, and I'll definitely agree with you that it's an easy way to fill pin holes on walls.

Thing is, the oil from the putty will often bleed through latex paint and leave a greasy spot. Doesn't always happen right away either.

That's why even the old timers have switched to spackle for most things. If your oil priming, oil putty is no problem. But who wants to do that these days.

You can pretty much do the same thing with a semi-dried ball of vinyl spackle. Crackshot, or something like that.


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Or just use joint compound on your finger



or I have heard tooth paste works
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What we use for patches.

Works good too if you need to match a little texture as well.
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What we use for patches.

Works good too if you need to match a little texture as well.

Uh-oh, you brought up another combination product. I will have to get out the "beer with pretzels" and watch how this unfolds.


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I've never seen a mud type product that says it's self priming before. Weird.

Why is it these companies can never get the packaging right? Almost every mud/filler available comes in containers where the lid allows for the stuff to build up to the point it never seals properly allowing the remainder to dry out. At this point I just buy the stuff and transfer it to a clean plastic threaded peanut butter jar. Thus leaving my customers asking why I'm putting peanut butter on their walls.
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What we use for patches.

Works good too if you need to match a little texture as well.
perfect for nail holes and small patches, rather expensive though
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perfect for nail holes and small patches, rather expensive though
Agreed on all counts. If you can stomach going to HD, their version of this spackle is nearly identical, and much cheaper. I've used em both on trim & walls for several years and can't tell the difference. Sometimes I'll mix in a little minwax putty or elmers putty to give it a little more body when doing trim jobs.

I fully agree with Wildbill about the lid being crap and has a tendency to not seal correctly after opening. A wet paper towel over the spackle will keep it from drying out for short periods.
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That's why I use the peanut butter jars. You can fling them around, bury them in your plastic tote under a bunch of other crap, etc. and the lid never comes off.
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If we aren't going to be using the Patch and Prime for awhile, I usually have the guys top it off with water, then put the lid on.

If there's build-up, we usually just scrape it off with a putty knife or 5-in-1.

I do like the idea of the jelly/peanut jars.
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