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can I use wall repair tape to fix hairline crack?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by daxu, 8 Feb 2015.

  1. daxu

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    Hi,
    My house is from 1930s and I am thinking of selling it.

    As it is a quite old house, there are some hairline cracks on the wall. I asked around and apparently for old houses like this, it is normal to have some movements and as a result, hairline crack will show up.

    I found this Wall Repair Tape from screwfix (http://www.screwfix.com/p/wall-repair-tape-white-50mm-x-25m/78232). This seems to be a really easy way to patch the hairlines (as the hairlines are not getting larger).

    Am wondering can I just put the tape there and then paint, or I need to apply some adhesive compound and then paint?

    many thanks
     
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    You can't just paint straight over that and expect it to look 'invisible'. You would need to feather the edges out with some filler to get it to a decent standard. Even then, if you paint over it with any finish that has a slight sheen to it you will still see where you've put it.
    Personally I would fill the cracks, sand smooth and hang lining paper to affected walls.
     
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    I generally just dig out the crack, apply with filler (leading a bit proud), then sand flush once fully dry. Once the wall is painted, it should be invisible.
     
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