Must we Repair hairline cracks in walls before painting?

Or will the paint fil

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 04, 2018
    Hi 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.

  • Kim Kim on Jul 04, 2018
    Hi! You definitely want to fill the cracks. The paint will coat the cracks but It wonโ€™t level them out.
    I hope that helps

  • Sherry neu Sherry neu on Jul 04, 2018
    hi, 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.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 04, 2018
    Use 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.

  • Ica Ica on Jul 09, 2018
    Of it is a little crack O would use white clear blue to fill the cracks. If mix with the paint you wont see it.