Asked on Apr 23, 2019

How do I fill settling cracks in ceiling?

AliceWilliamCheryl Williamsen


My walls and ceiling have settling cracks.

5 answers
  • Craft Invaders
    on Apr 23, 2019

    We got them when we built an extension. We just used filler and painted over it and they didn't come back :)

  • Bobbi Middleton Houghton
    on Apr 23, 2019

    what kind of filler? A putty?

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Apr 23, 2019

    Assuming they’re not growing, then drywall compound or painters caulk.

    if they’re growing or moving, you’ve got structural issues and need a pro to help your figure out that first

  • William
    on Apr 23, 2019

    No shrink drywall patching compound.

  • Alice
    on Apr 23, 2019

    How to Repair a Ceiling Crack

    1. Score the crack with a utility knife to remove any loose plaster or other material that may be inside the crack.
    2. Use mesh tape to cover the crack. ...
    3. If your ceiling is drywall, you may have to add some screws to hold the two halves in place and make the crack even on both sides.
    4. Apply joint compound over the taped crack.

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