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Old 03-02-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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slight cracks between wall and ceiling


I am getting ready to paint my son's room (a lot of spackling there) when I noticed some places where the wall and ceiling meet there are hairline cracks. I really, really don't want to tape and spackle unless I really, really have to. (Can you tell that is not my most favorite thing to do?)
Could I possibly put something like phenoseal in the corners and paint over? Any suggestions?
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yes that will work fine.

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Use a small bead of paintable caulk.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:03 AM   #4
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Phenoseal is a brand name of Caulk which makes latex caulk so it should be fine. I do it all the time to hide cracks and clean up corners. Just make sure you smooth it out and wait atleast 24 hours before you paint it.
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thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:29 PM   #6
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Absolutely caulk it. It's much more flexible than joint compound. Even if you were to use joint compound (say just "finger" it in) to cover the crack, it would crack out again quicker than caulk.
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Unless the tape is actually failing, and it's just a crack
Caulk It!

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