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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:45 pm 
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Hi guys,

My mum moved into a new build 20 years ago and the house is beginning to show it's age. Some of the plasterboard has cracked on the walls presumably at the joins.

What is the best way to treat this problem before painting? Form whay I've read, sand-fill-sand is the suggested answer. Is this right?

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Andy


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Do you mean Easifill


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cotswold builders wrote:
Do you mean Easifill
He means the process I think. Sand, then fill, then sand again. But as I am not into plasterboard joints I cannot suggest if the joint could do with some very fine scrim tape.


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cotswold builders wrote:
Do you mean Easifill



You need to open up the crack slightly using say the corner of a scraper or old chisel, removing any loose material as you go.
Lightly sand over the crack to remove any proud material, then fill using a fine surface filler.
The previous prep is to give the filler a little depth to key into.
Lightly sand down the repaired crack which should be hardly visible.
Then commence painting.


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