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How to choose running dough?

THE spackling is a product responsible for correcting small imperfections on the walls, leaving the surface smooth and uniform to receive a new painting.

The spackle is used to correct wall imperfections. (Photo: Disclosure)

There are many pasta options available on the market. However, before making a purchase at a building materials store, it is important to know the quality of the product and the indications for use.

What this article covers:

Choosing the ideal spackling dough

For right choice of substrate, first it is necessary to know what type of surface it will be applied to. Spackling compound is the product most chosen by bricklayers, but it is not the only option for filling wall holes and correcting other damage before finishing.

The spackle is used for different finishing processes, such as plastering, kneading and coating. However, it is important to know before renovating or building that there are two basic types of substrate: acrylic mass and PVA.

The acrylic spackle is ideal for external areas. (Photo: Disclosure)

THE acrylic spackle It is ideal for outdoor environments. It guarantees a resistant and durable covering, capable of withstanding the aggressions that affect the exterior walls of the residence, such as humidity. already the PVA spackle it is indicated for internal environments, it has great filling power, adherence and resistance, as long as it does not come into contact with water.

A product that can replace traditional spackling and the multipurpose dough, which has the same functions of covering, plastering, leveling and correcting imperfections. The substrate is usually a little more expensive because of its chemical composition, but it allows skipping steps in the finishing process.

The running mass requires storage care, otherwise it can spoil easily. Manufacturers usually recommend storing it in a cool, covered, ventilated place away from heat sources.

PVA spackle is recommended for internal environments. (Photo: Disclosure)

The application of spackling

1. Sand the wall well, removing roughness and leaving the surface well leveled.

two. Use a spatula to apply the spacklestarting from the bottom and top corners of the wall.

3. Choose a direction to spread the dough, it can be vertical or horizontal direction.

4. With back and forth movements, smooth the surface with the trowel, always looking for uniformity.

5. Wait the time recommended by the manufacturer for the putty to dry completely.

6. Apply the second coat of spackle in the same way.

7. To give the final finish, use 180 grit sandpaper. Try to leave the surface completely smooth and without burrs.

8. Remove wall dust with a duster.

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