Have you noticed some cracks on your wall? Do you feel concerned that it might be a structural problem that might cause some serious damages to your home? Well, small cracks in the drywall or plasters are not relatively serious and it is only caused by seasonal expansion and the contraction of the wood framing in your home’s interior structure over the years.
These small cracks are often found at the nooks and crannies of the house like the corners of the windows, door frames and walls but there’s nothing to worry about this problem. It is not as serious as you think it is, it can be fixed through plastering, patching or spackling.
However, if you notice large cracks develop at your home’s walls, then you should feel concerned about it and contact a person who is expert in this field such as a construction company or a carpenter. If the crack has a relatively wide gap and one of the wall’s sides is not even to its parallel side and the door frames, windows and other structures won’t function normally anymore then you should work on it immediately.
Personally, small hairline cracks at your walls, overhead portion of the doors or windows are not a serious structural problem, like many experts, it is just a small thermal expansion that can be repaired through plastering.
In this article, I will teach you in repairing the cracks on your walls through plastering. Most walls in houses are plastered walls and can easily get cracked over time such as pitting and an uneven texture of it. Spackling the cracks won’t fix the problem permanently. There should be another layer of plastering that must be made to fix that cracks effectively and you can use a self-adhesive fiberglass mesh or a drywall tape to patch the cracks and reinforce it.
After applying the drywall tape or the self-adhesive fibreglass mesh, you can cover it with a generous coat of joint compound so that the cracks will disappear completely making your wall look as new. Mesh tapes can also prevent from cracks to form back.
In case that the walls have an uneven texture or is poorly pitted, you can easily apply a layer of skim coat that is made up of joint compound to create a balanced and even texture that can be sanded to achieve that smooth surface.
Now that you’ve finished coating the wall and smoothen it out after covering the cracks, you can add some beauty into it by using an enhancer called orange peel finish which is easy to apply even before painting it to cover those coats and mesh tapes. To apply orange peel to the wall it is easily done by thinning down the joint compound and spray it evenly at areas that has imperfections and uneven texture to enhance its looks and erase the uneven textures that appeared.
Always remember that plastering and drywalls can wear out in time but with just a simple tutorial, you can easily fix its cracks and make it look new again.