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    Hairline cracks in an artex ceiling


    I had the ceiling in our living room artexed about thirty years ago. Recently a hairline crack has appeared near the coving running the full length of it. What has caused the crack, is it dangerous and how do I repair it ?

    Asked by Michael on 18th Apr 2021
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    Mackenzie Plastering

    "It is just the Building moving, all structures move after being built in some way, it's not dangerous, as the other answer said just run decorators caulk along the crack and paint."

    Answered on 1st Aug 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

    "2to3mm bead of decorators chalk in 1 continuous line then glide wet index finger along chalk bead in one continuous motion job done"

    Answered on 29th Jun 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Darren Lucas Plastering limited

    "Shrinkage.....just use decorators caulking in a tube, that will sort it"

    Answered on 19th Apr 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Arg Services

    "You can pull down the coving which is the problem but do it carefully so you don't damage the rest of the Artex ceiling, put new coving up and make good and fill the crack in the Artex.
    If the damage is too bad still replace the coving and replaster the ceiling with new Artex or with the modern-day smooth finish."

    Answered on 16th Oct 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    DPD Plastering

    "Skim the crack then PVA and skim or a coat of bonding over the artex then skim."

    Answered on 16th Aug 2021 - Member since Jan 2018 - report

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