3M Patch Plus Primer eliminates the need to prime spackled areas before painting.
The spackling paste contains tiny particles that create a primer-like film on the surface, unlike other spackling products that can cause a change in paint sheen. The product dries fast and won’t shrink or crack, but it’s as strong as heavyweight spackling, the company says.
It comes in a square package that accommodates a 3-inch-wide putty knife.
3M Patch Plus Primer has a suggested retail price of $5.99 and is available at home improvement centers and paint and hardware stores.
— Mary Beth Breckenridge