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Wallboard Compound: 12 lb., 1 gallon pail
Dap No. 10102 & 10100
A latex joint compound for treating taped joints of interior gypsum panels. Also may be used for finishing and patching.
SKU: 264528  


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Patching Drywall

Fix those troublesome holes quickly! Follow this step-by-step tutorial.



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Painting Sky Murals

Cloud and sky paintings can be a simple representation or an elaborate painted affair. Learn how to create your own.


animated clip! This vibrant Ochre marble can make your simplest furniture look grand.

Furniture glazing

Antique furniture with this classic glaze. Create a hand polished ivory finish that professionals will envy. 

Delft tiles

Learn to paint these classic tiles, ideal suited for back splashes, decorative trays and objects, fire place surrounds, or just about anywhere you want to add a splash of old world charm.

Antique wood grain

animated clip! Produce this rustic finish with the appearance of antique wood grain.

Weathered doors and windows

This simple distressed finish evokes time worn comfort and easy living. A perfect decorative paint finish to complement color-washed walls.

Silver leafing

animated clip! Gilding made easy!
Gold or silver leaf any object, quickly and easily. Basic gilding techniques, terms and principles.

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Gilding techniques- Color mixing recipes - Antiquing methods - 'Classic Antique' glaze - and much more!

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Patching drywall
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For waxed surfaces on furniture, it is recommended that the furniture be completely stripped so that no wax or residue remains before repainting, staining or varnishing.





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