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Old 02-13-2006, 08:00 PM   #1
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Fixing Cracks


What the professional way of fixing cracks in ceilings and walls?

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That depends where, why, what, and how big they are
Most small, regualr, cracks in normal drywall it's skimming some joint compound over them

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If you have the old plaster and lath, you can scrap them
to give you a v shape (use an old beer can type opener), wash off the excess leaving the v damp and plaster over. MOST of the time this works (assuming your plaster is still attached well to the lath).
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Yup, really depends on what type of cracks, and what type of substrate you're talking about. I agree with slick, if it's drywall, we usually tape and skim depending on how big they are.
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