Different types of cracks - advice

9 Feb 2020
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United Kingdom
Hi all,

Just renovating my first house, and as my family are not that into DIY just wanted to double check on here that I was going in the right direction before I start painting!

She's quite old (~200 years) and has a lot of cracks. I've attached pictures of one room which gives quite a good overview of what the rest of the house is like - hairline cracks in the middle of walls, cracks along bits that join, bits of missing paint, and then one big/ger crack.

Had surveys done and there is a bit of movement with it being on a hill and it being old, but nothing too serious (fingers crossed). So my current plan:

1) Bits that have already been (crudely) filled: sand paper down, knock any loose bits out and then use general polyfiller for any cracks that have formed again

2) hairline cracks: have a light filler to use, then sandpaper down

3) Cracks between window and wall, skirting board and wall etc use a different filler - or caulk? Wasn't sure if this was necessary...

4) Larger crack: remove any bits that are loose, use a more heavy duty filler, then sand over.

5) Bits of missing paint - skim over then paint.

Does that sound ok in general? I've bought general pollyfiller and then some of wilkos own too. I've heard as it's moving maybe I should use toupret flexible? Orwill it be ok with the stuff I've bought?

I'm just prepping it first then painting it all with two coats of wilkos white emulsion - it doesn't need to be a work of art but wanted to check on here first that it all sounds ok.

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