DAP DryDex Dry Time Indicator Spackling

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  • Color
    Pink / White
  • Size
    8.0 fl. oz.
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Product Description

DAP DryDex Dry Time Indicator Spackling provides a unique dry time color indicator that verifies when the patched surface is dry and ready to be sanded and painted, thus providing a smoother finished surface in a shortened amount of time. DAP DRYDex Spackling may be used to fill holes and cracks in surfaces such as drywall, plaster, wood, brick, and stone. Its ready-to-use formula spreads easily for fast, professional repairs that will not crack, crumble, or flake. DRYDex dries hard, sands easily, and can be painted.

Features & Benefits

  • America’s #1 Seller
  • Dry Time Indicator – Goes on Pink Dries White
  • No Priming Required
  • Won’t Shrink or Crack
  • Eliminate Errors
  • Interior/Exterior use

Ideal for filling holes, cracks, dents and defects on:

  • Drywall
  • Plaster
  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Brick

For best results:

  • Do not apply when temperatures are below 50°
  • Do not apply outside if rain is expected within 24 hours
  • Do not use on floors or as a caulk, sealant or joint filler over cracks and joints where expansion and contraction may occur.
  • For exterior applications, always topcoat with a good quality exterior grade paint.
  • If a textured finish is desired, add clean sand to spackling compound prior to application.
  • Do not use for tuck pointing applications on brick
  • For larger areas to be patched on bare concrete, use a latex fortified Portland cement-based dry mix.

Note:To retain the effectiveness of the dry time indicator, keep the container tightly closed after use.

Application Instructions

  1. Surface must be clean, dry and free of foreign material.
  2. Stir thoroughly before use. (When using the 5.5 oz squeeze tube, knead tube prior to use. Remove cap and cut nozzle to desired opening size.)
  3. Apply with a clean putty knife.
  4. One application is usually sufficient for small repairs. For repairs deeper than 1/8”, apply two or more layers allowing spackling to dry between applications.
  5. For a smoother finish, dip putty knife in water and lightly smooth spackling.
  6. Spackling will change color to white when surface can accept a second application or is ready to be painted or sanded in 1 to 5 hours. Wet sanding is recommended to avoid generation of dust.
  7. Clean tools immediately with water.


Technical Information

DAP DryDex Dry Time Indicator Spackling
  • Shelf Life: 12 months
  • Vehicle: VAE Copolymer
  • Dry Time: 3 to 6 hours depending on temperature, relative humidity and depth of fill
  • Painting : Yes, takes either oil or latex-based paints
  • Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

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DryDex Standard sizes


8.0 fl. oz.

70798 12328

UPC = 070798123281

Single Item (1-11 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (12-59 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (60-119 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 120 Items)


a 18% discount

a 19% discount

a 20% discount





Question & Answers

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Bob Callahan Mar 18, 2024
QUESTION: I am filling nail holes in interior wall with Dap Dey Dex, do i have to prime them before i paint the wall?
ANSWER: DAP states that no priming is required for their DryDex product. Once it turns white it is ready to sand and paint.

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