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Newly plastered and painted ceiling - crack already

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by paulfoel, 20 Apr 2021.

  1. paulfoel

    paulfoel

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    Got plasterer in. Did great job, and then we painted.

    2 weeks later and theres a crack half way across the ceiling. Can't blame the plasterer.

    Whats best way to sort this?
     
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  3. Old Salt

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    Give it a good ignoring to until you next decorate, that’s what I’m doing anyway :whistle:
     
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    The crack was probably there already, it should have been spotted and taped before the ceiling was plastered.
     
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  5. paulfoel

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    hmmm. How would it have been there? We had artex pattern before - he scraped this all off and laid new plaster.

    OK but now what can I do to fix?
     
  6. Old Salt

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    Scrape out the crack using the edge of a screwdriver blade or something similar to create a V. Fill with your filler of choice. I use one strike from toolstation. Sand down if required and paint.
     
  7. darrington

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    Whatever you do, make sure the crack is taped, otherwise it'll come right back.
     
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