Difference between Joint Compound and Spackle?

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Spackle is generally used to make small repairs such as small holes in walls from nails. Joint compound is usually used for joining wall panels such as drywall. Joint compound is also made of a thicker material than spackle. These are a few of the differences between the two types of compounds.
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Lightweight spackling is similar to joint compound, but much less dense and sticky. It is used to fill small holes up to about a quarter-inch in diameter, and is especially efficient
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Spackle paste is for smaller holes and dries more quickly.
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The first thing to do is solve the source of the problem. I have attached some links to some products that will help. You will want to use joint compound to do the repairs. The first
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The difference between spackle and joint compound can be so subtle that it effectively becomes non-existent to the layperson. The difference is unlikely to even be immediately apparent
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