Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
and McCormick Food Coloring. To spackle holes in a wall, mix
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, a drop of McCormick Food Coloring (to
match the color of paint on the wall), and enough water to make a
thick paste. Fill the holes with the paste and let dry.
Colgate Regular Flavor
Toothpaste. In a pinch, use a small dab of Colgate Regular
Flavor Toothpaste to fill in small holes in plaster walls. Let dry
thoroughly before painting.
Conair Pro Styler 1600.
To dry spackling, set a Conair Pro Styler 1600 hair dryer on low
heat and gently wave the nozzle back and forth over the area, being
careful to avoid letting the heat crack the spackling.
Crayola Chalk. To
fill a hole in the wall, insert a piece of Crayola Chalk into the
opening, cut it off even with the wall, and then plaster over it.
To fill small nail holes, squirt in drops of Elmer’s Glue-All and
let dry before painting.
Ivory Soap. To
spackle a hole in a wall, rub a bar of Ivory Soap over the hole
until the soap fills in the hole even with the wall, let harden,
clean, expired credit card makes an excellent substitute for a putty
knife for applying spackle to a small hole.
S.O.S Steel Wool Soap
Pads. Fill small holes with pieces of an S.O.S Steel Wool
Soap Pad, then plaster.
Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum.
If you don’t have any spackle or plaster, chew a stick of Wrigley’s
Spearmint Gum well (until the sugar is gone) and use small pieces of
the gum to seal holes in walls.