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05:19AM | 03/01/01
Member Since: 01/31/01
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I recently covered plaster (and 5 layers of wallpaper) walls and ceiling with drywall. I am very pleased with the results. I’m done with the tape, mud, sand primer stages. The walls look great with just primer, but in two spots, I have some extremely fine cracks. The cracks are at joints. What should I do? Thin layer of mud and sand again? How about a surgically thin application of caulk? Obviously, I’m clueless.



07:38AM | 03/05/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
I hope you used drywall tape at the joints to prevent such cracking from occurring due to shifting. Otherwise, the cracks will always reappear.

If you did use drywall tape, then the cracks just need to be filled in with more drywall mud/joint compound. The mud probably contracted as it dried, and the sanding revealed a "cave" of sorts. Just re-mud. Do NOT use caulk. It has a different texture and will probably show up as a thin line in the final result.

You will need to re-prime those spots once the joint compound dries.

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