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Old 12-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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How to fix plaster cracks on ceiling

Hello I'm new homeowner and to the forum. I'm hoping to get some advice on how to fix plaster cracks in 1959 ranch ouse. They range from hairline to few millimeters (see pictures).

My friend suggested to dig them all out with a screwdriver and tape them with joint compound.
Also, do I have to tape the small hairline cracks or can I just fill them with joint compound?
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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If there is a crack, its there for a reason. Find out the cause of the crack to begin with. Start by finding out what is above there that could cause your drywall to crack.


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