Apr
09

Wall & Ceiling Repair Simplified: 11 Clever Tricks

“In old houses the ceilings could well be constructed from lath and plaster, while in modern houses they’re more likely to be made of plasterboard. It’s not difficult to repair small areas of damage on your ceiling, and it’s well worth the effort – particularly before you start decorating a room.¬†Once the texture on a popcorn ceiling is scraped away, there is bound to be some damage to the ceiling. Learn how to repair a damaged ceiling with these easy steps.”

Cure for Chronic Cracks

Cure for Chronic Cracks

Some cracks keep coming back no matter how well you repair them. For those pesky recurring cracks, we prescribe Good-Bye Cracks. It forms an elastic film that stretches and contracts along with the crack. It works best on hairline cracks, but it’s worth a try on wider cracks too. Start by cleaning loose material out of the crack and fill it with joint compound. Then spray on two to three light coats of Good-Bye Cracks. The film isn’t sandable, so a smooth, even coat is critical (practice on a scrap of cardboard first). When the film dries, prime and paint. You’ll find Good-Bye Cracks at some paint stores and home centers. Or search online for ‘Good-Bye Cracks.’…

 

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