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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Fill small holes and indents (less than 1/8 in.) with spackling compound.
Don't believe spackling labels that say you don't have to sand--you do.
The utility knife is used to smooth spackling compound over nail holes, cracks and other rough areas.
Spackling compound is excellent for patching cracked plaster, filling nail holes, repairing wall tile and smoothing surface imperfections on unprimed wood.
Asbestos was used widely in construction material around pipes, boilers, heat insulators, fireproofing, acoustical ceiling tiles, wallboard, decorative paint, vinyl floor tiles, spackling or tape, caulking around windows, in mortar between bricks, cooling towers, roofing materials, wiring, and fuse boxes.
If you want to keep the wood grain from showing through the paint, trowel a thin layer of spackling compound over the entire surface (Ready Patch is one brand, available at home centers for $6 for 1 qt.; zinsser.com).
Generally, repainting an apartment involves preparing the surfaces to be repainted by scraping, sanding and spackling, and then applying coats of fresh paint.
Next time you have to patch some walls, pick up DAP's new Vinyl Spackling kit.