Spackle – A powder compound that is to be mixed with water or a ready to use plastic paste designed to fill cracks and holes in plaster before painting or papering.
Prior to painting or wallpaper hanging, your job may require spackling, which coats wall and ceiling repairs. Spackling is used to repair small cracks in drywall and often requires several coats. For new drywall installation, spackling seals all the seams to create a smooth surface.
In some instances, where an area may have been damaged from removing wallcovering or paneling, skim coating the entire surface area may be performed.