Asked by: Jovino Herrando
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th May, 2020

Can you caulk over spackle?

Spackle cannot adhere to caulk any more than oil and water mix, spackle also can't just be globbed in and left in thick section it wont dry, it also shrinks. A good silicone based caulk adheres well and doesn't just crack, but you need the paintable stuff and I don't know what if any 100% silicone caulks are paintable.

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In this manner, can I use caulk instead of spackle?

As a rule of thumb, caulk is best for corners and joints while spackling compound is a filler for small holes, dents and cracks -- but it isn't unusual for painters to adapt these materials for special needs.

One may also ask, does wood filler stick to caulk? Caulk is great for. On the other hand, caulk is terrible for filling nail holes and other holes in wood because over time it will shrink and cause a divot. And wood filler is a terrible choice for filling gaps in trim – it would take forever to apply and sand. But either one in the right situation can be magical!

Subsequently, question is, can I use caulk to fill holes?

Caulk. Spackle and caulk are two soft, semi-liquid materials that are used to fill cracks or holes in various types of surfaces. Although at first glance, they may seem interchangeable for a number of home improvement jobs, they are not. Caulking is often applied around windows to seal out air and moisture.

What do painters use to fill nail holes?

Nail holes can ruin the appearance of trim on a wall. Fortunately, filling in nail holes in trim is a simple process. Before you fill in the holes, you'll need to go over them with a putty knife and sandpaper to make sure they're smooth. Then you can fill them in with spackling and paint over them.

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