As a result of aging or damage, your house will settle and may experience splits and cracks in your walls and ceilings. Also, depending on where you live, there can be factors such as large temperature swings, earthquakes (however mild they may be). Sometimes, you may even have personal damage from moving furniture or the occasional wall hanging experience gone wrong. Regardless, a crack in your wall or ceiling is never a good thing and should be fixed. The good news is wall and ceiling repairs are often simple fixes you can do on your own.
You don’t want a DIY fix that leaves a seam or a visibly raised section of the wall where you did the deed. I’m sure you want a more long-term fix that looks professionally done! No matter the method you use, there are many options for wall and ceiling repairs. Here are just a few:
The Simple Fix
One of the quickest and easiest ways to fix a crack is to use crack tape on your walls. You can place it on your walls, following the instructions, and then paint over it. It comes in various widths, but beware! It may not hide the crack completely and may then need to be covered with joint compound to make it look seamless.
Don’t forget about the metal patch option, for bigger holes and cracks. They are best used for a hole in your wall and can be covered with mud and then painted over. They are an affordable and easy fix!
The High Quality Fix
If you want to fix your wall the best way possible, we suggest using fiberglass open-weave tape on the crack and applying plaster on top of the tape to make it look like the crack never happened. After you apply the plaster, you sand the area to blend it with your wall before priming and painting the area. This will conceal the crack and will keep your wall and ceiling looking seamless.
As you can see, there are many options for wall and ceiling repairs. If you ever have a question about home renovation repairs or updates, give Tell Projects a call at 832.591.7791! We give free quotes and consultations and are available 24 hours a day, Sunday through Friday to help. We can also fix your wall and ceiling cracks for you, for a reasonable price!