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How Long Does Patching Take to Dry?

Tips on Patching Drywall

Learning how to spackle sheetrock is vital when it comes to patching holes and filling in gaps. However, you need to let the spackle set, dry, and cure before you can sand it to achieve the best results. On average, most spackle will need about 1 to 2 hours to dry and around 24 hours to cure completely.

However, the spackle you use may dry slower or quicker, depending on numerous factors. Such as the type of spackle you use, the size of the repair, and any environmental factors that will often slow down the drying time.

It depends on the type of spackle you use.

There are different kinds of spackle, such as vinyl, standard, epoxy, acrylic, and quick-dry spackle, each one comes with its own unique drying times. Today we will discuss standard and vinyl spackle.

When you are starting to learn how to spackle, it’s important to understand which type is best-suited for each task. You will know then which spackle is best for minor drywall holes, large repairs, and even patching masonry work.

Standard: The most common type is a gypsum-based solution that is typically used on small-to-large holes in drywall. Standard spackle comes as a premixed paste that can be directly applied to walls or ceilings.

After application, leave the spackle to dry for at least 2 hours, just remember to check the manufacturer’s recommendations when accounting for actual drying times. While the average spackle takes 2 hours, there could be slight differences between each brand, and that is true for every kind of spackle.

Epoxy: If you are dealing with large holes, epoxy is the best option because it has a higher adhesive strength than its counterparts. Its only drawback is that it takes up to 24 hours to dry and fully cure.

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