Take two with our walls

Monday, November 23, 2015

 I've decided to revisit the walls of our house.  Since our walls are made of plaster and our house is almost 100 years old, things have shifted and cracked in several areas of the house over the years.  I did as much as I could to fix the cosmetic issues when I first moved in, but I didn't know much about DIY and fixing cracks in walls.  Essentially I took spackle to every wall,  It's held up pretty well for the most part, but there are areas where either the cracks are starting to show again or I don't like how my spackle job looks.

We managed to hire a contractor to take care of the larger things (replacing the nursery ceiling and fixing the master ceiling and wall) and now we are left with the tedious small things that we can do on our own, we just have to make time for it.

This time around I'm using joint compound and tape to work over the cracks.  It is supposed to hold up much better.  The most important thing to remember is that it takes several layers of compound (which is applied over several days as you wait for each layer to dry), and lots of sanding and feathering out.  I'm no pro, but I'm hoping with this new information I can make our walls look a little cleaner.  

With the house being as old as it is, I know it will never look like it was built in the 90's (and that's okay) but if I can become a pro at doing at least one home improvement DIY trick, then I'll be happy.

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