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How to fix crack in ceiling plaster

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by B Souza, 19 Feb 2021.

  1. B Souza

    B Souza

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    Hi,

    I've got a crack in the ceiling plaster on the first floor. The paint has detached from the ceiling wood and there is a small gap between the paint and the wood.
    I'm thinking of using a tape to fix get that gap fixed - which is basically taping that paint back in place. Then using some polyfilla to smoothen it out and paint over.
    Question: Any recommendations on tape which I can use to close that gap?

    TIA
     

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  2. KenGMac

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    B Souza, good evening.

    Sorry I am confused.

    Is the material from which the paint has de-bonded plasterboard or some form of timber, say plywood?

    There is a really big difference, including a severe fire risk.

    Ken.
     
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  4. B Souza

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    Hi @KenGMac , thanks for replying. It's plywood, from what I can see. What are your thoughts on what needs to be done.
    Attached an image.

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    B Souza, good evening, again.

    There are two main possibilities ?

    1/. Remove the ply, do it carefully and you will have a template? then fit some plasterboard. and think about adding some insulation into the "void"

    Or?

    2/. Overboard the Ply with Plasterboard, less messy?

    Ken.
     
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