Masonite Ceiling gaps


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Old 06-24-24, 06:44 PM
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Masonite Ceiling gaps

I have removed the furring strips. The gaps are small. Can I use printable caulk to fill them? Will it shrink or crack? I can mud and tape if I have to. Caulk just seems easier as the gaps are quite small.
The ceiling is on an enclosed patio of a seasonal cottage. I don't want to sheetrock. I'm looking for a quick, cheap fix. Worst case scenario is I end up wallpapering the ceiling.
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Old 06-25-24, 02:19 AM
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IMO keeping the strips is the best solution. While caulking can seal the gap it won't completely hide it. Mud/tape will look good until it fails.
 
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Old 06-25-24, 04:51 AM
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Keep in mind that a porch is still unconditioned space. Things like wallpaper don't hold up well in that environment. There is a reason furring strips were used to hide the joints. It's reliable and it can accommodate movement in the ceiling while concealing cracking.
 
 

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