Crack where lathe plaster joins brick


23 Oct 2006
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I've just started decorating my ding room and I have a big crack running from the corner of the door straight up to the ceiling.

I knocked a small hole to see what the cause is. To the left of the crack is a brick wall, to the right (above the door) is lathe and plaster.

What's the best way to fix the crack to stop it showing through when I wallpaper? I'm planning to get the walls reskimmed if that makes a difference.



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You also have a hairline crack in the ceiling. But cracks such as these are par for the course in what looks to be an old property.
Different materials meeting above an opening would be susceptible to minor house movement or thermal movement over the years.
Let the plasterer take care of it.
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Definitely right on the old house. I had to take a section of that wall back to brick to put in some crack stitch bars and wanted to check that there wasn't any major surgery required here before the plasterer comes.

Lots of cracks in the ceiling. It's built with a really old horsehair plasterboard. The boards themselves are fine but over time the nails have started pulling out. I'll go round and screw them all back up before the plasterer comes (had to do this in the living room and it's fine 2 years later).

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