House Bedroom Interior Design
Examination of the surfaces
You will need to examine the surfaces of your walls and ceilings to find all of the cracks. These are quite normal in any home. Likely places that they will occur are at the junction between the wall and the ceiling, between the wall and the baseboard and corners of a room In all cases, you need to scrape out the crack to remove loose debris. Even if the crack looks small, rake it out using the side of the scraper to create a “V” ready to take the new filler.
If you see cracks like this, don’t be too worried. Part of the crack is hollow and needs to come down. If you tap it, this will begin to remove it. Bear in mind when you are dealing with cracks such as this, you will need to clean out the surface and brush it before applying plaster and will need to build up a layer of filler at a time, rather than trying to use too much in one hit. Let a small layer dry and then add another as this is much more likely to give you great results.
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In the case of hairline cracks, scrape out the crack, sweep it with the dust brush to get rid of loose debris and then fill, using your paint scraper flat against the surface so that the filler goes into the crack but you don’t leave excessive amounts of filler as you pull the paint scraper or spackle knife over the surface.
Allow this to dry. This is very important. Before you are able to apply paint to the surface, you need to rub this down with medium and then fine sandpaper so that the surface is completely flat. If you do notice that it needs more filler, then it’s more prudent to add this than to ignore the problem hoping that the paint will cover it. It won’t.
After the filling has been done and you have sanded down all the areas which have been filled, use a sweeping brush to brush down the walls so that all the dirt is removed from them before paint is applied.