Cracks on newly plastered walls

Postby dtroy75 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:52 pm

HI hope some one can solve my problem, just had my hallway plastered and there is the odd crack dotted about ive tried filler but that hasnt worked was wondering if anything else might get rid of them b 4 i start painting?
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Postby frankie » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:02 pm

Hi, just read about your problem. Just had my lounge ceiling and walls plastered. We had the ceiling done because there were cracks and it looked lovely when it was plastered. It has been done a week and the cracks have reappeared but as very hairline ones.
Sorry can't answer your question, am looking for the answer myself.
What to do now? Any suggestions anyone?
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:54 pm

hairline cracks are difficult to fill as the filler wont hold - widen the crack with a stanley knife then fill with polyfilla and sand smooth. alternatively you could line with lining paper.
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Postby Self Taught DIYER » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:55 pm

Did you have the area re boarded? If so, its sounds as though there has not been a big enough gap between boards, so as boards contract and stretch, the crack appears. If it is just a hairline crack, then the previous advise is good.
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