Patch Plus Primer is both spackle and primer — a handy product for small patching jobs. It uses “engineered nanoparticles” to create a primer-like film on the surface of the repair, so all that’s needed is a finish paint coat. According to the maker it reduces the skill level needed to achieve professional-looking results. It can be used on drywall, plaster, wood, stucco, and concrete, and costs about $6 for 8 ounces.

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