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Fixing cracks. Use fibatape and joint compound or caulk?


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10-30-04, 08:55 AM   #1  
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Fixing cracks. Use fibatape and joint compound or caulk?

I'm going about fixing a lot of cracks in my 80 year old house.

I've been doing the fibatape and joint compound way....but recently I encountered a painter who said he uses caulk for small cracks. That does sound a lot easier.

What are people's thoughts?

 
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10-30-04, 09:51 PM   #2  
Caulk will fill the crack, but the repair probably won't last as long as the repairs you've made with the mud and mesh tape. Welcome to the forums!

 
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