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    Default Cracks appearing as seasons change, what is the best solution?

    Hi All,

    I have been doing some DIY home renovations, an issue I have encountered is cracks appearing in my plastering as the seasons change heat to cool.
    Is this due to the timber behind the plaster expanding and contracting or simply with the plaster itself?

    What is the best fix? In a spot i re plastered the crack in winter, but then in summer it caused a ripple instead of a crack, seems i cant win.

    I still have another two rooms to go, how do i also avoid this issue for future


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    Thanks

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    Did you hang the plaster yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joynz View Post
    Did you hang the plaster yourself?

    Yes I did on these particular ones, although it is also happening in some other rooms which i were already hung.

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    What type of tape did you use?

    Are they all walls or are some ceilings?

    If ceilings, did you back block?

    It is hard to see what parts of the room the photos are of. One looks like plasterboard butted up to architrave?

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    Pics 1 and 3 look like plaster board joins and most probably taped with mesh tape. Rake out joints and redo with paper tape.

    Pic 2 looks like plaster butting up to timber but the crack is not a straight line, was top coat plaster used to fill a gap? Timber should be scribed to match and a smear of no more gaps used.

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    Thank you all, you have answered my questions.

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    Really?

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