Best product and method to fill fine plaster cracks?

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  1. superdon

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    Doing a bit of repainting and we have a few fine cracks in the plaster which we would like to fill.

    What's the easiest and most effective way to do this, so it can be painted over nicely.

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    Thanks.

    Not sure if I should try some red devil filler?
     
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    Be sure be very sure it's great stuff ;)
     
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    Will get some ordered.
     
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    When's the last time you used it?

    We are finding the paint is crazing over the filler, we have tried watering the paint down.

    Due to this we have been trying different brands.
     
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    Paul are you spot priming the filler? Sounds like the filler is drawing too much water out the paint

    Used to use red devil but i hate the smell when rubbing it down and airborne particles seem "fluffy" and easily and uncomfortably ingested (yes i should be waring a mask).

    As a fine surface filler toupret cachet bleu is very good, for deeper fills i use cachet blanc or tx110 (think thats what its called). A lot of decs use easifill which is ok but i find it slow drying.
     
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    Just using it for small holes, rawl plugs, chips etc.

    No matter how many times we sand it down (lightly or not) and repaint (many coats) it still crazes.
     
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    Could be worth adding a drop of water to the filler?, those pre mixed can dry out a bit over time. Spot priming with gardz may well stop the crazing but at the end of the day its a PITA and easier to change brands.
     
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    Surely this would be easier though. Here's the blurb:

    Containing Polyfilla technology, the formulation not only covers hairline cracks, stains, patches and strong colours but also permanently stops them from reappearing – providing the perfect foundation before you paint.
     
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    Very strange the paint crazing :confused: try dabbing over fills with Zinnser BIN - just like treating wood knots
     
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