How best prep wall that has settling cracks for painting?



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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 27, 2019

    I would sand down the crack areas to make them smooth, fill in areas that need it, sand that smooth, then paint. If the settling hasn't finished, they may return.

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    • Hat Hat on Jan 27, 2019

      OUCH! oh my !!

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 27, 2019

    Fix the cracks first. You may want to make them bigger and fill with joint compound or spackle. Sand, add primer, then paint.

    • Hat Hat on Jan 27, 2019

      Thank you Ken. I never thought about this. Will definitely try!!