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  • DryDex (5.5 oz. tube) DryDex® Dry Time Indicator - Goes on Pink, Dries White
  • Paintable - No Priming Required
  • Won't shrink or crack
  • Ideal for filling holes and cracks in surfaces such as drywall, plaster, wood, brick and stone
  • Ideal for interior and exterior projects
  • Can be used for small or large hole repairs
  • Easily sandable
  • Provides professional results
  • Can be sanded and painted
  • Ready-to-use formula
  • Easy water clean-up


Dimensions (Overall): 1.5 inches (L) x 2.4 inches (W) x 9.6 inches (H)

Weight: 5.5 ounces

Capacity (Volume): 5.5 ounces

Product Form: Gel

Recommended Use: Multi-purpose

Protective Qualities: Weather-resistant

Package Quantity: 1

Product Results: Resists Cracking

Surfaces Not Recommended: Suede

Recommended Surface: Drywall

Product Set Time: 1 hour

Material: Latex

TCIN: 11669953
UPC: 070798123465
Item Number (DPCI): 085-04-1194
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DAP® DryDex® Spackling, America's #1 seller, offers a unique Dry Time Indicator that goes on pink and dries white helping identify when a patched surface is dry & ready to be sanded and painted.
This patented technology eliminates the guesswork and reduces the chance of errors.
It's ready-to-use formula spreads easily for fast, professional repairs.
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Guest Ratings & Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars with 444 reviews
80% would recommend
5 recommendations
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 4.2 out of 5

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Spackling.... In a tube! I WISH it was awesome stuff

2 out of 5 stars
Schmear man - 3 months ago
originally posted on dap.com
Not sure if it was an old product ... All three times i purchased it. But could not get to squeez out. Thought it might have been a fluke and watch it to like the products so bad I bought it three times. I ended up having to cut the tube open. I would not recommend this product if this is a consistent thing.
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Great, when it is!

2 out of 5 stars
That Guy - 5 months ago
originally posted on dap.com
I love this stuff for small holes and dings in drywall. I've had several tubes. The problem is, the spackle in the three I have now is so thick it cant be squeezed out of the tube with a reasonable amount of pressure. I ended up using a tube roller for one and will probably throw away the other two! That makes it three times the cost and frustrating. Now I have to ask myself, do I buy it again because I like it or do I find something else because I can't trust it will be good? Bottom line: I recommend you use it...if it's a good tube. I recommend you steer clear of the bad ones. And let me know if you find a way to tell the difference prior to cutting the tip. They all fee the same!
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Thick and dry

1 out of 5 stars
Bb - 5 months ago
originally posted on dap.com
Tried opening this and using to spackle my ceiling. What a mistake. It was so thick it did not go on well and it started peeling off even before it was dry. Just bought the tub of spackle this year and it is horrible.
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1 out of 5 stars
Dano - 5 months ago
originally posted on dap.com
I've tried this product a couple times over the years (the jar version) and the result is always the same... totally frustrating. The product is ALWAY too sticky to use with a putty knife. Whenever you run the putty knife over the spot your trying to patch, it just drags the spackling into a mess. I've tried moving fast...slow... etc. Don't even THINK about trying to fill a former screw hole in a wall. No way! And since this has happened multiple times, I don't think I've getting multiple bad/old batches. This is just a poor product that I can't believe the company hasn't fixed! Very disappointing.
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Can't get the product out of the tube

1 out of 5 stars
Cheri - 6 months ago
originally posted on dap.com
The product is so hard that I can't get it out of the tube. I even tried standing on it, and only a tiny bit came out. I just bought it. I'm going to try to return it to the store and see if I can get something else.
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
CrystalWhite - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to use, dryed quick and I was able to close it up to save all the extra.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Good product - disappointing tube...

3 out of 5 stars
Victor - 9 months ago
originally posted on dap.com
I like DAP products, and I like DAP spackle (can). I really WANT to like this DryDex (in the tube), but - like other reviewers have noted - it is incredibly hard to get out of the tube. Using BOTH hands, and squeezing as hard as I can, I can eventually get some out - which I don't understand, because kneading the tube, the contents seem soft - what comes out of the tube (eventually) is also soft. (???) I've read the DAP responses to previous comments like this, and DAP says the product may have been sold past its shelf life - but how would anyone know? There's no "Best if used before..." date on the tube - no date anywhere. This is my 2nd attempt at using this product, (the first time was about 5 years ago), and both times, the result was the same. Incredibly hard to get anything out of the tube. The product itself is good. The tube is not. Disappointing.
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Worked good!

4 out of 5 stars
HD - 10 months ago
originally posted on dap.com
My hubby used this in the spare bathroom. It turned out great!
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