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RE: Dywall Cracks (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: maxthedog on 03.20.2006 at 06:50 pm in Home Repair Forum

You're going to need more than just patching compound. I have to respectfully disagree with sdello there.

Drywall cracks are mainly due to settling and the only way to correctly fix them is to gouge a "V" groove approximately 1" wide and use mesh tape over the crack, then use a drywall compound (mud) over it. You have to feather the mud over a 8" to 10" width over several muddings in order for it to seamlessly "disappear". You have to treat the crack just like a typical drywall joint.

You can get away with most any type of drywall compound if it is a small crack.

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