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What to do with this mess before painting - see pic

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by millym, 11 Jul 2019.

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    E6A4E40C-E188-43BA-8808-E5939DE0F031.jpeg hi
    Im slowly painting my house, next on agenda living room, lots of cracks & holes to fill i can cope with but what the proverbial do i do with this? See pic, ceiling seems to have some paper on it thats is all split & cracking - do i lather it in polyfilla type stuff & stick down or is there is something else i should do?
     
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    Pull all the tape off, clean up, apply new scrim tape, fill over.

    Mesh type tape is much better than 'solid' type tape IMO.
     
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    And if it's just a small area, rake out and or sand back anything loose/high and make good with your filler of choice.
     
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    Thanks - appreciated
     
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