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    Cracked Ceiling

    Plasterers

    I’m having my living room plastered, I’ve noticed some massive cracks on the newly plastered ceiling, the person doing it has advised he will be putting some tape on the cracks and replastering the cracks. I’m very worried as this crack is very big and from research the tape should have been put on before the plastering took place. Should I be worried?

    Asked by Deepak on 7th Jan 2021
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    A Naz Building&Decorating

    "It will be fine best is to put the tape before but after is good to it will sort out the cracks"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Roostercontractor

    "use mesh on the crack
    primly and put one more layer skiming
    all over the ceiling
    I would do this at my home.
    Regards,
    Rafal
    Rooster Contractor
    www.roostercontractor.co.uk"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Paros Plastering

    "Yes tape should of been put in place before work commenced and if it is a very big crack is it a lathe and plastered ceiling if so would advise you to take down and put new one in place"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    Victus plastering

    "As long as he replasters the ceiling should not have a problem"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Assured Plastering & Decorating

    "Hi,was the ceiling new plasterboard or was he skimming over existing plaster?"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Durham Plastering

    "If the tape was not put on in the first place it will crack. So applying scrim tape and replastering will resolve the issue. Are the cracks in a straight line if so then this will be the reason for the cracks"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Plastering services

    "Should of taped cracks before skimming needs taping and reskimming only way to solve the problem"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    turners touch ups

    "In all honesty I would be worried as any professional would scrim first not after the is a very good chance it will be noticeable"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    L&A Courtings

    "They probably put tape on before plastering but I've done a few after someone elses and it was the joists underneath that was not right so have to take it down to find problem"

    Answered on 17th Jan 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    LFE Builders

    "This should of been scrimm taped before plastering the only way over it now without re skimming it would be filler"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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