• Hometalker
  • North Port, FL
Asked on Dec 13, 2018

How do I repair a crack in my ceiling?



6 answers
  • Judy
    on Dec 13, 2018

    If it’s not too big some spackle and tape, sand and paint.

    However, why has it cracked? Is there a leak, or just settling? Make sure there are no underlying issue you can see.

  • Janice
    on Dec 13, 2018

    Judy gave a great answer. Often the same crack, though repaired, will continue to expand and contract with the change from summer to cooler weather. We had this issue in one of our homes in the past. In the summer couldn't see the crack we'd repaired, then when coder weather came it became colder weather again

  • Kitty
    on Dec 13, 2018

    If the house is plastered, not dry walled, The crack will keep returning

  • NCbulldoglover
    on Dec 13, 2018

    They make a tape that covers the crack even with the small expansion and shrinkage with weather. A handyman did it for me several years ago and I have not seen the crack since. Have to ask Lowes or Home Depot representatives what it is.

  • Ebbjdl
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Little Cookie, You need to start with spackle, then sand it when it dries completelycompletely. Repaint. Aloha!

  • LittleCookie
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Thank you ALL! Wonderful advise that I will take right after the holidays!

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