Must we Repair hairline cracks in walls before painting?
Linda Sikut on Jul 04, 2018Hi Betty,I always use wall putty or joint compound to fill cracks before painting. Paint most likely won't fill the cracks. I just smear it on with a putty knife, smooth it down and let it dry. Once it's dry, I sand it and then sponge it lightly so that it's smooth. Then I paint some primer on it, let it dry and it's ready to go. I hope that helps. Wishing you the best.Helpful Reply
Kim on Jul 04, 2018Hi! You definitely want to fill the cracks. The paint will coat the cracks but It won’t level them out.I hope that helps😊Helpful Reply
Sherry neu on Jul 04, 2018hi, betty. i have always filled prior to painting. sometimes it was necessary to scrape, plaster and sand before painting when it is more than hairline. g good luck.Helpful Reply
Oliva on Jul 04, 2018Use spackling paste, available at hardware stores and home centers. Linda gave good advice re: application technique. Sand lightly, to avoid removing too much compond. Wipe a tack cloth over surface to remove the sanding dust, then prime and paint.Helpful Reply
Ica on Jul 09, 2018Of it is a little crack O would use white clear blue to fill the cracks. If mix with the paint you wont see it.Helpful Reply
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