Asked on Jul 6, 2018

Cracks in celling

ElaineLisa S.Pamela
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what can I do for cracks in my celling? I have tried putting dry wall paste on the cracks, but it foesnt look good. Some type of paneling? Paintable tape? My cellings are only 8’ so I can’t do anything drastic.
Thanks for your help!

7 answers
  • Dee
    Dee
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Amazon sells styrofoam ceiling tiles. I hid my ugly ceiling with bead board for a beach cottage look. Then I found out they make wallpaper for this same purpose !!!!!! (Had I known LOL ) So you might want to look into that application as well
  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Hi there, You could have them Skim coated or Paneled or Papered or Tiled. Decisions , decisions!
  • Elaine
    Elaine
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Are the ceilings popcorn texture? Use paintable silicone caulking or scrape, tape etc. For old flar ceilings, use a mesh tape, etc. There’s also a way to add 2 x’s in attic space and screw the drywall then do the crack repair
  • Pamela
    Pamela
    on Jul 6, 2018

    A professional would dig the crack out, tape it with mesh tape, and apply thin coats of drywall compound, extending and feathering a way out from the crack. then sand (by hand, no power sanders), prime
    There are really fast-drying compounds now, which make the wait shorter. Watch you=tube videos on this procedure.here is one- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk6EvKpiG7U

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Answer this Hometalker's question!
    ideos on this procedure.here is one- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk6EvKpiG7U

  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.
    on Jul 6, 2018

    If you have tried to fix and it keeps opening up, try having a professional fix it for you.
  • Elaine
    Elaine
    on Jul 18, 2018

    Just some mesh tape and compound!

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