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electrospark

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:54 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:49 am Reply with quote

They aren't worth bothering about. Simply fill them with paint when they appear.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:25 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:58 pm Reply with quote

dcdec wrote:


two part wood filler or car body filler (same stuff).


They have a completely different texture. No-where close to being the same.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:49 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:46 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips guys, I will try the wood filler out...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:22 am Reply with quote

dcdec wrote:
They are both made generally using polyester resin, its only the fillers added for bulk that are different which creates different textures


...and that is what makes them totally different.
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