What can I do to cover the cracks over my doors I fix them there back

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  • SandyG SandyG on Jan 13, 2018
    Do you mean in the spackling?

  • Nancy Nancy on Jan 13, 2018
    Sounds like a foundation problem. Have a carpenter check the the wood at the floor level...including the saddle. Sounds like weak support keeps pulling th area down as people walk through and over it.

  • Mary Mary on Jan 13, 2018
    Nancy (above comment) is correct

  • Gary B Gary B on Jan 13, 2018
    drag the cracks out with a putty knife or a sharp tool, caulk smoothly with Dap Clear or Lexel, not latex or silicone, then spray with Cracks-Be-Gone, found at paint stores. Prime and paint with 2 coats. I had a customer that put a sprinkler under her house to keep the soil moist so that it would not shrink and cause the cracks in her sheetrock but covering them works better.

  • M. M.. M. M.. on Jan 14, 2018
    Yikes, a sprinkler under the house? I was going to say that cracks over doors are caused by the house settling. Wet soil would cause more settling, wouldn't it? Nora, how old is your house?

    • Nor8384079 Nor8384079 on Jan 14, 2018
      Thank you for the help I know I need to level the my house can't do it at this time .

  • M. M.. M. M.. on Jan 15, 2018
    Nora, can you wallpaper/contact paper above the doorway? It could look decorative if it's the same width as the frame and goes straight up to the ceiling or moulding if you have it. Then you could add a thin vertical border (ribbon)along each side of the paper. of course, you might have to do more than one doorway to make it look right/intentional. Wallpaper will cover most cracks..How old is your house?