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Old 01-29-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Repairing drywall cracks

I remember awhile back someone explained a method of repairing hairline drywall cracks with caulking. If the joint is solid but cracked from settling, I believe the trick was to "V" out the crack, fill in with flexible acrylic caulking, then mud over top of that. Is anyone familiar with this?


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Old 01-29-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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you are correst sir. You need to did out the crack so when you install the material there is enough space there to get a good amount of material in there. Problem is if you mud over the caulking, they will expand and contract at different rates and you will probably show cracks soon enough. I would dig it out and just use some dura bond and a finish.


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