Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Patching and Plastering
Reload this Page >

Fixing cracks. Use fibatape and joint compound or caulk?

Fixing cracks. Use fibatape and joint compound or caulk?

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-30-04, 08:55 AM
tranmanyo
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
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?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-30-04, 09:51 PM
awesomedell's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 2,425
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!
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes