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Windows 7: Anyone a painter?

25 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 ultimate X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
A couple of questions:
What part of the house is the crack in? Is there more than one crack in the house? How old is the house? How long has the crack been there that you've notice it and has it gotten bigger and wider since the first time you noticed it? Take a look at the outside walls from about the same area that the crack is in, do you see any cracks in the walls if brick or block and is there any cracks in the foundation. If you answer yes to any of this questions; you need to get a contractor out there asap as there is an underlying issue causing the cracks and needs immediate repair work. If answering no to all, then most likely it's just some small settling happening, that has been happening since the day is was built and this is normal.

Repairing: depending on the size, shape and length of crack will determine you plan of action. On a small crack some fiberglass tape and joint compound will do just fine making sure that you feather out each layer of joint compound. It typically is feathered 10 to 12 inches on each side of crack to make it esthetically pleasing to the eye. If a large crack (with out pictures) will involve cutting the damaged area out and replacing with a patch (a piece of sheet rock) and then tape and mud.

That, in addition to na GOOD texture match
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25 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

I know a couple of guys who would do it for free. Well Plane tickets anyway. Fabe
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25 Apr 2010   #13
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Haha, the Mythbusters actually did an episode where they showed what would happen if you stuck a stick of dynamite in a paint can, good stuff.
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26 Apr 2010   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

i wouldn't recommend using caulk if you are going to paint over it with emulsion paint as it has a tendency to dry with a sheen( the crack ) also it shrinks leaving an uneven finish. if it is a hairline crack " rake " it out with a scraper then fill it you wont need joint tape for hairline cracks , be sure to sand the filler well back and prime the filler before coating the whole ceiling ,wall etc
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26 Apr 2010   #15
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Yeah I already did it. I ended up having to go over with putty twice to get it smooth and whatnot and then I went over it once with plain white primer and then once with a paint that is a bit darker than the rest of the wall, just with a thin coat so it matches. I also had to sand the living crap out of the primer so that the texture would match.
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26 Apr 2010   #16

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Sounds like you did it right, 90% prep 10% paint job.
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27 Apr 2010   #17
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Pretty much yeah It was actually kind of fun, normally don't do anything like that.
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