Crack in ceiling

3 Nov 2008
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United Kingdom
Ive got a crack across the width of a ceiling and I was gona rake it out a bit then use some self adhesive jointing tape over it then fill it with Tourette filler feathering it out,I was wondering if this would be affective or not and also would the tape stick to existing emulsion on the ceiling,any advice would be great (the tape I'm gona use is thistle glass fibre mesh tape) many thanks
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Racking the joint out, taping and filling out (I would use easifill) and sanding down once dry is a solution I would use.
But I would also screw up around the crack if they are plasterboards, as the crack is likely to be caused by sagging and nails working loose.
Cheers mate does the tape stick ok to the emulsion or should I try and sand it back a bit and is that the tape ok to use
Sometimes the tape has life of it's own :evil:
But in general the tape should stick okay, but I tend to mix a little compound up just to help with the sticking on process and then flatten tape down to joint.
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Sorry forgot to ask,is normal filler I.e. touprette interior filler ok to use over the tape

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