How To Repair Recurring Cracks In Drywall Part 1

Repairing cracks in walls can be a hassle especially when the breaks keep coming back. Reasons for the recurrence of these cracks which can be annoying may be as a result of shoddy repairs or use of the wrong materials for reconstruction. It is crucial to repair the break as soon as you notice it even if it is at a place where no one would quickly notice like behind the furniture. If you deal in rental homes, you will also need to repair a lot of drywall crack as you prepare houses for new homeowners.

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This article is meant to be a reliable guide when making quality and permanent DIY repairs.

First things first, you will need to have the following materials for your project to success:

  • Fiberglass mesh drywall tape
  • 3M Patch Plus Primer
  • Putty Knife
  • 6-inch drywall knife
  • Joint compound mud pan
  • Sanding sponge
  • Towel for the floor
  • Your wall paint
  • A few episodes of your favorite show

These are easy to find and buy at any hardware store close to you.

With the materials above at hand, you are now ready to begin repairing your drywall cracks.

It is vital that you follow these instructions carefully to get quality drywall crack fix:

  1. Apply the Fiberglass Mesh drywall Tape to the crack on your wall
    When fixing cracks, most people make the mistake of adding joint compound or spackling directly to the drywall. When you do this, the blow will eventually come back since the mixture, or spackling cannot hold the break by itself. To fix cracks on drywalls, the mesh tape is essential. The Fiberglass mesh drywall tape, in this case, is meant to add the support needed by the compound to hold the two sides of the crack together.
    You should make sure that the tape is centered on the crack. This is done by placing the sticky side on the wall and then getting your Patch Plus Primer ready.
  2. Apply a thin coat of the Patch Plus Primer to the Mesh Drywall tape
    The 3M Patch Plus Primer works well when repairing cracks and holes on drywalls because one does not need to apply a primer coat needed when using a traditional joint compound. This saves the user time and even money that would be spent in buying additional materials. However, when purchasing the 3M Patch Plus primer at your selected store, it is essential to ensure that it is unopened. This is because the content may be harmful which renders it unusable as it won’t give you the desired results. This should also be considered when purchasing other products that are packed in containers, and this includes the pre-mixed joint compound.

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