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kityuser

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plaster coving, I can put it up, make it look perfect, but why the bloody hell (no matter what I do) do all the joints crack 3-4 months later.

I know it must be because of expansion or maybe slight movement in the ceiling/walls. How do the pros solve this?

driving me barmy,

steve
 

Noel

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Acrylic caulk?
 

kityuser

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so at corners I should use "caulk" (mastic???) instead of coving adhesive?
 

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Bed abutting ends onto scrim tape - perhaps?
 

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Use the coving adhesive to stick the coving up as per normal. Then use the acrylic caulk to fill the joints. I think....

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Kityuser,
You need to mix up a small amount of fairly stiff fine
plaster, wait until it's 50% gone off, then apply.
This is how it was done when i use to fix/make coving.

TX
 
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