cracked drywall joint


Old 12-21-05, 05:17 PM
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cracked drywall joint

I have a cathedral ceiling in my family room that has developed a crack at the point where the ceiling comes to a 'V'. It runs almost the length of the joint, about a 1/16th wide, and has gotten worse since summer. The house is 10 years old and the ceiling is drywall over scissor trusses. We moved in about 6 months ago and want to start painting the entire house. How should I repair this crack? I was thinking of using latex caulk so that it would remain flexible through the seasonal changes. I would apprieciate some advice from the pros. Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas to all.
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Old 12-21-05, 06:19 PM
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The correct way would be to tape and mud HOWEVER caulking should work, especially if it can be done without it being highly visible [so it don't look caulked]

Be sure to use an acrylic siliconized latex caulk which is what the better caulks are. Polyurathane caulk is also good but pricey and sometimes hard to find. Use of a damp rag or sponge can help to smooth the caulking out.

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