How To Repair Cracks In Plaster – DIY At Bunnings

How To Repair Cracks In Plaster – DIY At Bunnings


We’re going to repair a crack in the wall
over the doorway and we need the following tools to get the job done properly. Jointing
tape, we need the plaster, we’ve also got a rag of course to keep the tools clean, a
couple of different types of spatulas, utility knife, and also safety glasses, and safety
mask. Of course, please don’t forget to use the latter, because I don’t want to see you
stretching and hurting yourselves. What we’re going to do first of all, with
a small scraper I’m going to go down that crack, the whole way, to open it up a little,
to allow the plaster go to in. Because there’s going to be dust around, we will be wearing
glasses and a mask. All right and up the ladder we go. And we’ll start scraping. You’ll see
how small the crack is there. By scraping it, I’ve opened it up quite a bit so that
we get better adhesion. So what I’ll do now is come down, get some
sandpaper. At the moment, I’m using 120-grit paper on that. Cover a good area so that we’ve
got good adhesion, and make sure that there’s no loose flakes of paint or anything else
at all. And we know now that the compound can be adhered to it quite well. I’ve sanded now in such a way that you can
see that it’s actually lighter on each side of the crack, so that we’ve smoothed that
out a bit more at the same time. The next step is to clean off the dust. Surprising
what amount of dust comes off. Fiberglass tape, it’s called jointing tape.
I’m just placing the tape over the crack, just to give it some support when we put the
compound in. Cut it with a Stanley knife. Now we go down and get the compound, put that
on, and go from there. I’ll be using the spatula and the compound. I’ll put the compound on
the ladder. It’s quite safe up there. All I have to do is to scrape it into the crack.
Now we’re just smoothing it and getting it as smooth as we can. We’re all done now. We’re
going to now wait for it to dry. If it takes longer to dry, so be it, but please, allow
it to dry fully before we then sand it and get it nice and smooth. Well I’m back now and I’m ready to give it
a tone and a sand before we put our final coat of compound on. Now that it’s all sanded
back, what we’re going to do now is get some more compound and just give that a very light
coat and then again let it dry completely. And then we give it a final sand so it can
be painted. A quick dust. We’ve now completed our dusting so it’s time to come down, get
the compound and go back up again. We’re going to spread it out a little bit
further. Last time was basically over the problem, now were going so spread it a little
bit further. It’s just now a matter of sanding it when its dry, which will be about an hour,
hour and a bit, and then we’ll just give it another sand and it’s ready for painting. Right, we’re all done. Now quick wipe with
the rag, and that’s it. It’s ready for painting.

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