Is there anyway you can soften Spackle that is Hard as a rock?

by Kathy
  6 answers
  • Seethebeauty Seethebeauty on Jul 15, 2017

    Everything that I have ever heard is to just buy new. Any effort on old spackile is a waste and it's just easier to start fresh.

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Jul 15, 2017

    No you will just have a mess.

  • Beth Day Beth Day on Jul 15, 2017

    Yes. 99% of these products are water based; just add water on top, let it sit a while (overnight is fine) and try stirring it in the morning. Depending on how much dry spackle you have, you may end up doing just a couple inches at a time. I've been doing this for years & have never it fail

  • Beth Day Beth Day on Jul 15, 2017

    You will probably have to pour off the un-absorbed water on top, and stir up what was underneath the standing water

  • Kathy Kathy on Jul 15, 2017

    The container was sealed tight, but still it got very hard! There is no moisture in the container. THANKS! I'll add some water and see what happens overnight!Kat

  • Jacky Jacky on Jul 15, 2017

    You can't. Spackle is supposed to get hard - that's its job. Bite the bullet, buy QUALITY spackle in smaller quantities.