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    Default Any plasterer's on here?

    I hate diy.

    Had my living room wallpaper took off and all the walls skimmed.

    Gave it a month to dry out, but i can see just a few hairline cracks dotted about.

    Tried painting over them but they just appear back!

    is there any such thing as a "paint on" filler? that could soak into the crack? as i think the stuff you buy in tubes would be too thick and no use as there very fine cracks?

    any advice would be much appreciated

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    Much appreciated!! i'll give it a go

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    On a more helpful note though, you can get fillers specifically for cracks now ... quite a fine paste compared to the fillers meant for larger dinks. Just take a look through the various PolyFilla type products available near you.

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    cheers! will have to go to bnq at some point today! just wanted an idea of what to ask for instead of looking like a ****** and not having a clue lol

    also tried normal filler but it just cracked again, will have to see if they have a flexible one instead.

    Ohh the joys!

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    You could try "decorator's caulk" - it's like a filler, but dirt cheap and slightly flexible even when dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    You could try "decorator's caulk" - it's like a filler, but dirt cheap and slightly flexible even when dry.
    Was going to suggest that as well. Usually pretty good for the likes, I tend to just rub a small amount into the cracks with my fingers, let it dry, then a very quick scuff with some sandpaper if necessary.

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    Try using some watered down pva glue in the cracks before using filler. The plasterer should of pva all the walls before skimming

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    cheers guys! picked me up a tube for a quid!

    fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yidobrown View Post
    Try using some watered down pva glue in the cracks before using filler. The plasterer should of pva all the walls before skimming
    I'm no expert by any means, but I'd be wary of this if the intention is to emulsion the walls. I looked into this last year when we had a room skimmed, and my understanding is that often the emulsion will often refuse to stick to PVA and will just flake off. Appreciate you are suggestion putting the PVA in the crack rather than all over the wall, but it's inevitable some will go over the surrounding surfaces and could cause problems.

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