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Assistance with ceiling prep

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:20 am
by jlewis74
Hi,

My bedroom ceiling is beginning to crack and after further investigation, the plasterboard was covered with wood chip paper and then over the years painted.

The cracking has appeared at the seams.

Is there a way of patching this up rather than getting a plasterer to skim ceiling.

Re: Assistance with ceiling prep

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:14 pm
by Colin
Cracks are caused by movement. Even a plasterer would need to stop the plasterboard moving before skimming the ceiling.
You could put some plasterboard screws into the joists where the movement is, then try and texture it with filler, then paint. It won't look very good, but the alternative is to get all the woodchip off and start again

Re: Assistance with ceiling prep

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:49 pm
by jlewis74
Thanks, I was going to cut away the area affected and cover with woodchip again, then paint?

Re: Assistance with ceiling prep

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:09 pm
by Colin
Yeah, if there's any more movement it might crack again but should be fine