Features & Benefits
Features + Benefits
Professional Strength - Repairs Drywall, Wood & Metal
Fill In One Coat - Won’t Sink or Shrink
Superior Paintability - Won’t Flash Paint
Perfect for Interior and Exterior Applications
Uses + Applications
The #1 Brand Preferred by Pro Painters
How to Patch Drywall
Follow this expert advice on how to fix a hole in drywall—no matter the size.Learn More
How to Paint Like The Pro
Follow these interior painting tips and tricks to give every room of your home that expert finish.Learn More
How to Prep Walls for Painting
Follow our plan on how to prepare interior walls for painting, and you’ll be rolling on that final coat in no time.Learn More
Alex Spackling Products
ALEX PLUS® Spackling
DAP® ALEX PLUS® Spackling provides unsurpassed performance for filling holes & cracks in surfaces such as drywall, plaster, wood, brick, metal, and stone.VIEW PRODUCT
ALEX FLEX® Flexible Spackling
DAP® Alex Flex® Flexible Spackling provides a solution to eliminate reoccurring cracks in drywall.VIEW PRODUCT
De-gloss the surface
De-gloss surface with sandpaper for better adhesion to the drywall.
Prep the surface
Use the back of a putty knife to knock down any rough edges of the repair to create a smooth surface.
Use a flexible putty knife
Using a flexible putty knife will provide the best application experience when applying spackling compound.
Overfill and sand
Overfill the repair slightly when applying so you can sand it down to a smooth, flat finish when dry.
Create a smoother finish
For a smoother finish, dip putty knife into water & lightly smooth spackling prior to drying.
Dual-grit sanding using medium (60 to 100-grit) and finishing with fine (120 to 220-grit) sandpaper will help achieve a smooth finished repair.