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Crack in drywall where ceiling meets wall

Crack in drywall where ceiling meets wall

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Old 03-10-06, 08:22 AM
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Crack in drywall where ceiling meets wall

I have a horizontal crack in the seam of the sheetrock where the wall meets the ceiling, about 24" long. There is also a little bit of sheetrock tape that's popped loose. The crack is more noticeable in the winter and seems to close up a little in the summer. How do I fix the gap in the seam area?
 
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Old 03-10-06, 08:47 AM
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The correct way to repair this would be to remove the tape and retape, when dry add 2 more coats of drywall mud, sanding as needed, texture if needed.

A quick easy fix would be to caulk the crack. The loose tape will have to be remudded [or glued] to the ceiling /wall or cut out and repalaced.
 
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Old 03-10-06, 09:12 AM
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Question Thanks for the reply, another quick question(s)

Thanks for the reply. Do you think it's possible the crack will re-emerge after fixed when the weather changes? Also, if I go the caulk route, is there a particular type I should use to stop the crack from coming back? Thanks again!
 
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Old 03-10-06, 10:54 AM
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It is not likely the crack will reappear. Siliconized acrylic latex caulk is the best general use caulk, which is what I would use here if caulking.
 
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