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Old 07-03-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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I'm coming over from the framing forum to get some help on repairing hairline cracks in a stomped textured ceiling. This is for my own home that I'm remodeling, so I'm comfortable in attempting the repair myself.

I've rescrewed the drywall to the joists along either side of the cracks in order to eliminate future movement. Will I have to scrape the texture down to the flat drywall surface and then retape and re-mud the seam, or is there a faster way to fix this kind of problem? Drywall is definitely not my forte, so any advice here would be much appreciated.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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Yes, scrape, and retape.

If the texture hasn't been painted, Hot, Hot water sprayed on it, will make scraping super easy.

If its been painted, Good Luck!

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Yes, scrape, and retape.

If the texture hasn't been painted, Hot, Hot water sprayed on it, will make scraping super easy.

If its been painted, Good Luck!

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Thanks, I was afraid this would be the case. Now I'm going to have to decide which will look more noticeable ..... a hairline crack, or trying to blend in a re-taped seam to the existing, surrounding texture. Decisions, decisions.

Thanks again for your advice!
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Bob, This product might be a better bet for you.



Here's a link--> http://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Cracks.../dp/B000LNS6O8

Good luck, -Paul
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Bob, This product might be a better bet for you.



Here's a link--> http://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Cracks.../dp/B000LNS6O8

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Have you used this? How well does it work if so?
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Bob, This product might be a better bet for you.



Here's a link--> http://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Cracks.../dp/B000LNS6O8

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Yeah! Crack Filler in a Can Boy do I feel like a Professional Now
Paul, if we only had this 30 years ago! Man! all the time and money it would have saved me

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