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Hey Bad Rat or anyone else !


I'm almost ashamed to ask this question, since I used to have a Drywall Company but here goes.

As some of you know, we are getting the place fixed up to put on the Market and right now I am painting the interior walls.  Everything is goind good except I have a thin hairline crack about 60" long that runs halfway across one wall in the bedroom.  Of course, it is at the belly band where the tape is.

I don't think that paint will cover the crack but it very well may but before I paint, I wondered if anyone knew of a cosmetic fix for something like this???

There's no way that I can cut it back and retape it because it would show even more and I don't want to have to retexture the entire wall no

Would glue or epoxy put on thin with a roller or paint brush work, maybe???

Anyhow, I wanted to see if anyone had tackled this kind of problem before I tried my attempts.

Hopefully this picture will show the crack sufficiently pray.gif

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Is the tape  coming loose, or the mud cracking? if the tape is coming loose, just filling the crack won't fix it,, the moisture from showering probably caused this, not enough mud under the tape,, you will need to get some mud under the edge of the tape, if this isn't the case, go to next idea,,biggrin

 You might be able to take some caulking and fill the crack. then wipe it down with a DAMP rag, so as to only leave the caulk in the crack and not the surrounding area,,
They sell spray texture, in a can now,smile and you could probably touch up the texture with that ,,, OR use a OLD [or the WIFFs tooth brush] to splatter some texture on it, it is splatter texture isn't it?biggrin



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Sunday 14th of June 2009 01:55:03 PM

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the tape isn't coming loose but the crack is as straight as a plumb line so it is probably at least at the edge of the tape to be that straight

it appears that only the texture or mud is cracked and it is only hairline very very thin



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that crack is on one side of the tape.id do what bad rat said with the caulk.ive done it before.its a temporary fix though.

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From the picture,, it looks like the texture could be rather heavy,,and was sprayed pretty wet,,,,[ thin texture] and the moisture has caused it to crack along the tape line,, Maybe just take some D/W[ unthinned] mud on a rag and dob it into the crack,, let dry and if it comes back, dob in some more, untill it disapears,  at least you are repairing it with a like materal,,
then touch it wp with a little splatter, AND LOTS OF PAINT,,,biggrin

I bet what caused it ,, was ,, the mud wasn't completely dry under the tape when they textured it, and it shrunk when it finally did dry out



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Monday 15th of June 2009 01:08:28 PM

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I wiped some elmers glue along the crack and then wiped spackle (aka D/w mud) in it and after painting it - - - it shows worst than if I'd left it alone - - LMAO   I think you are right about the mud not being dry because the crack is a perfectly straight line. 

Gonna finish up painting the last wall in a second and then take another look at the crack that I ?????fixed????? winkbiggrin  I may have to sand it down and then hand texture it back to normal but we'll see.

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Mello Yello wrote:

I wiped some elmers glue along the crack and then wiped spackle (aka D/w mud) in it and after painting it - - - it shows worst than if I'd left it alone - - LMAO   I think you are right about the mud not being dry because the crack is a perfectly straight line. 

Gonna finish up painting the last wall in a second and then take another look at the crack that I ?????fixed????? winkbiggrin  I may have to sand it down and then hand texture it back to normal but we'll see.



It was the elmers that screwed it up,  paint won't stick to that stuff, get a big ole mouthfull of texture and sputter it all over, just don't swallow, or inhale,biggrin

 Hang a BIG nude picture over it, male or female, your choice,, playboy wall paper maybe?

 



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Monday 15th of June 2009 05:25:01 PM

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Looks like Elmer was the culprit - - I put severeal more coats of paint on and the joint is almost invisible now thumbsup.gif

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if ya put enough of anything on something , eventually it will do somethin to anything,painter.gif

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thank you Confusing er uh I mean Confucious winkbiggrin

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Well won't it?confuse

 In the bathroom I just remodeled, where I taped the sheetrock to the wonderboard below it,,where the tile stops,,  the tape had lifted a little ,,[or had a hump in it] I just skimmed it with fast set compound,, and it worked ,, but there isn't any texture on the walls,, just painted with a long nap roller and latex paint,,

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Rat, you oughta write slogans and speechs man. You're a true weaver of words. worship.gif


Ya got that issue dealt with did ya Mello?  aww

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Come On wrote:
Ya got that issue dealt with did ya Mello?  aww


Yea'I'did w00t.gif

 



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Right on "AJWD" to quote yourself sir. aww

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Mello Yello wrote:

 

Come On wrote:
Ya got that issue dealt with did ya Mello?  aww


Yea'I'did w00t.gif

 



Yep shore did,, he just took a picture of a different wall, AJWDbiggrin  GOT_ER_DONE

 JK mello,, Good job dude,,headbang.gif  Thank God for digital cameras huh?





-- Edited by Bad Rat on Tuesday 16th of June 2009 10:42:05 PM

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"...different wall..."  shh.gif  Not s'posed ta tell the secrets!      rofl.gif


Just kiddin' Mello. aww

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