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Windows 7: Anyone a painter?

21 Apr 2010   #1
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 
Anyone a painter?

Hey,

Got a crack in my ceiling that I've got to repair, just doing a spackle/paint over, but I figured I'd ask for advice in case there's anything that a normal tutorial won't go over.

-Al
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21 Apr 2010   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Not knowing why your ceiling cracked I'll just give you a good suggestion no matter what the reason, I would definately use some of this fiberglass mesh tape to keep it from re-cracking as soon as the spackle dries.

Drywall Tape - Joint Tape - Tape for Drywall
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21 Apr 2010   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Not knowing why your ceiling cracked I'll just give you a good suggestion no matter what the reason, I would definately use some of this fiberglass mesh tape to keep it from re-cracking as soon as the spackle dries.

Drywall Tape - Joint Tape - Tape for Drywall
This is a good suggestion, as that most cracks are caused by settling, and settling is usually progressive, thus causing cracks to reopen or widen.
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21 Apr 2010   #4
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Thanks, will do
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21 Apr 2010   #5
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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.
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21 Apr 2010   #6
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Pretty small crack and no to all questions, thanks.
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24 Apr 2010   #7
drywallguy

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry I'm late. Never thought I'd see a drywall thread here. If you haven't already painted I suggest you just rub some painters caulk into the crack and paint it. No this is not a pro fix! But will work just fine for a home owner fix. This will keep your repair small and less noticeable not to mention keeping wives happier. If you get enough cracks in a few years hire someone to do it right. Feel free to PM with questions I'm glad to help.
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25 Apr 2010   #8
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Yeah I'm all set. I sanded down the crack, threw some fast dry putty on and bought about 5 different kinds of "custom matched paint" to use until I realized that it was probably the cheapest stuff in the store, went and bought that, mixed it and it matched closer than anything else I'd seen
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25 Apr 2010   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Follow this Tutorial.

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25 Apr 2010   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Follow this Tutorial.


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