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    Plastering over artex


    I had hall and landing artex skimmed October/November had the ceilings painted the plaster came away leaving the artex. It's now been skimmed again thus time over blue grit. I've now have two horizontal hairline cracks one going down into the wall about 12 inches either side. I felt at the ceiling it doesn't feel loose in anyway. Is this normal shrinkage any advice would be appreciated.

    Asked by Holly on 27th Jan 2021
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    Innovative Decorating Solution

    "First of all if plaster came away from artex down fall is your ceiling was not sealed so plaster would go on but has surface is not sealed it would not hold"

    Answered on 19th Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

    "Sounds as if there was cracks that wasn't taped before skimming you can tape over and fill or just fill with a filler and sand it back"

    Answered on 19th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Plastering perfections

    "Multi finish plaster does sometimes shrink.
    This sometimes causes hairline cracks.
    A good remedy for this is neat pva

    Using a small brush fill the crack with the pva
    This fills the crack and binds it together
    9 times out of ten this works and the crack never appears again.

    Do this 24 hours before painting or if already painted re paint 24 hours later"

    Answered on 20th Mar 2021 - Member since Nov 2018 - report

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