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    Small cracks in the ceiling


    small crack appeared across the ceiling four years after re skimmed do i need to have whole ceiling re skimmed again?. Thanks for any help

    Asked by Jamew on 25th Mar 2020
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    Ionel Bogdan Armene

    "No, just check why and what is moving!
    If it's just a crack and nothing moving, refill , wait to dry, 3 coats of paint , job done ✅"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    DC.Painting and Property Maintenance

    "Good morning,

    The quickest answer is no.
    Cracks appear due to movement but dont panic.
    If it's just a small crack this could be any number of reasons and and easy fix.

    Rake the crack out and fill with filler is the easiest way but the crack could come back!

    To 100% stop the crack from coming back you need to tape it with scrim tape and feather the filler out and then repaint.

    Hope this helps

    DC.Painting and property Maintenance"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Paul lannen

    "It all depends if it’s an old lath and mortar or plasterboard? If it continues to crack, then it’s probably not been skimmed using the correct material webbing, normally even if you skim it, it will continue to crack. Might need redoing entirely.
    Best regards

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    K Edwards Plastering Systems

    "No! Scratch out cracks with a sharp razor blade. Fill and sand with fine filler 2 coats. The problem is underlying as the old plaster is perished the original background. You’ll have to do this every few years."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2017 - report
    Jb renovation

    "How old is the house? This could have been caused due to movement, as houses do expand in heat and cold. You can retape over the cracks depending on how bad they are."

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Third Eye Builders

    "Yes...but this time I would suggest using a 6 inch scrim to cover the cracks and be sure to apply PVA to the ceiling before you skim."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    DK Plastering

    "You can apply filler over the cracks then sand down once dry cover the cracks with skrim tape first then 2 coats of filler. Apply 1 coat first let it dry, apply other coat let it dry, then sand. But still not a that guarantee they won’t come back through. Only way to guarantee is re board then plaster hope this helps"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Lb plastering

    "Good afternoon this is LB plastering I think for best result I would be to apply scrim cloth across the crack and re-skim complete ceiling. The problem you get when you rake joints out and refill with filler you will always get a shadow on your ceiling. Hope this helps you in some way or another. Best of luck."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Axiom construction services Ltd

    "It depends how big the cracks are and how many, the plaster could of blown but you can usually tell by knocking it and it sounds hollow then it would need to be redone. However cracks can appear at any time from movement in the floor, this can be patched and skimmed over aswell."

    Answered on 17th Jul 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Hammers Service

    "you don't have to have a normal decorator who opens the cracks, cuts the ceiling so that the mesh is embedded, but after opening the cracks I put the filler first and then sink the mesh or you can use the flizeline has the same strength and it will be done faster"

    Answered on 15th Jun 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report

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