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spackling

[′spak·liŋ]
(engineering)
The process of repairing a part of a plaster wall or mural by cleaning out the defective spot and then patching it with a plastering material.

spackle, spachtling, spackling, sparkling

A paste, compound, or powder which can be mixed into a paste; used to fill holes, cracks, and defects in wood, plaster, wallboard, etc., to obtain a smooth surface.
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Wherever the light highlights a problem, even a small one, stick a piece of tape next to it so you can easily find it when you come through with spackling or joint compound.
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Spackling compound is excellent for patching cracked plaster, filling nail holes, repairing wall tile and smoothing surface imperfections on unprimed wood.
Generally, repainting an apartment involves preparing the surfaces to be repainted by scraping, sanding and spackling, and then applying coats of fresh paint.
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