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    Victoria, Orstralea

    Default Tips & advice for a few fixes

    Hi all,

    I recently moved into a new to me home, and there's a few little bits and pieces I would like to go about tidying up - for now I was wondering if anyone might be able to give me a few pointers on fixing a few cracks & gaps.
    A building inspection was done a few months back, and these issues were pointed out, and deemed to be cosmetic. There's a few walls that need a patch up paint wise, and I'd like to tidy these parts up at the same time - and I'm interested to learn how to do so properly.

    There's a crack above one of the door frames, a crack extending from a ceiling corner. When the windows have been replaced, there have been gaps left between the trim and plasterboard.
    Just wondering how those with experience would recommend going about tidying these small issues? Before I use the wrong tape/filler/caulk etc in the wrong places

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    Pic 1, looks like a wall was previously removed and patched most likely paper tape was not used in the repair.

    Pic 2, just some small gaps that can be fixed with no more gaps before a repaint.

    Pic 3, common problem, plaster sheets should not be jointed at this location. Could also be that not enough gap was left between the plaster sheet and the door jamb. Caused by movement in the house.

    For tips on plastering see the website from one of the regulars Rod.

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    Apprentice (new member)
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    Victoria, Orstralea


    That all makes sense, and I'll have a read through that link. Cheers for the reply!

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