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wall cracks filled and sanded, but when emulsioned, raises a little

Postby gingle » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:20 pm

i have this crack in a wall which is filled. every time i emulsion it (dulux white) it just seems to raise the filling out a bit.
i sand it down, leave it, all ok.
then i emulsion again, and the same thing happens.
i just cannot figure it out


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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:37 am

Hi gingle
Did you apply a coat of watered down emulsion over the filled cracks before applying some ‘out of the tin’.
If not then this is the issue.
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Postby gingle » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:55 am

you know what, it seems to have been like that for ever (20yrs). only now am i trying to do something with it.
so it could have been.
i have just sanded, left for a few days, and re-applied another coat. must be the 5th or 6th now, in the last 2 weeks.
will see what happens tomorrow.
i may end up hanging a picture there. i really dont want to dig out stuff, if that is the only way.

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