Cracks in cornice

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  1. electrospark

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    Just wondering the best way to repair hairline cracks in cornice. The cracks go from the ceiling to the wall through the cornice. If I just fill them they will re appear in months to come. Ideally tape and skim them but this is not practicle because of the shape of the cornice. What can I do? Thanks
     
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    They aren't worth bothering about. Simply fill them with paint when they appear.
     
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    These types of cracks are always difficult because they're most often caused by the flexing of the house.

    I find the normal lighweight fillers open up again so you could try a two part wood filler or car body filler (same stuff). Apply it just proud of the surface and abrade flush, then you must spot prime it.
     
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    They have a completely different texture. No-where close to being the same.
     
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    They are both made generally using polyester resin, its only the fillers added for bulk that are different which creates different textures
     
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    Thanks for the tips guys, I will try the wood filler out...
     
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    ...and that is what makes them totally different.
     

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