Owning a house is a big thing to take on. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, and there are always many things that constantly break down such as doors, windows, appliances, and so much more.
One key to having a house that looks like it is in good condition with a nice interior is having walls that are nicely painted with a matching theme with no cracks or bumps in the paint.
This can be hard to accomplish, not only because dry wall has a tendency to crack often, but because it takes a lot of time and patience to get a wall to be perfect.
One of the most common areas to find a crack in your drywall is above doors or windows because of the weakened structural composition.
Don’t worry if you find a crack though, because they are fixable if you do it right!
In a video posted by MonkeySee, a man talks about how to fix and repair a crack in your drywall at home and make it look like it never happened.
All you are going to need to fix a crack is some joint compound for dry wall, some fiberglass reinforcing tape, some primer, and some paint.
First, you need to gauge out your crack. Grab a flat head screwdriver or something similar, and poke it into the crack while sliding up and down to make the crack bigger, but more accessible and even.
Next, you are going to want to remove any type of debris that might be left inside of the crack so that the joint compound can do its magic.
The last step before the plaster is to lay down a piece of the reinforcing fiberglass tape.
Grab your joint compound, and spread it over the crack. Feather out the edges to make the compound blend in more to the rest of the wall.
After you finish that coat of plaster, you will need to scrape off any extra that might be lingering on there, and repeat the process one it is dried. After doing this three times, you should be left with a pretty nice coat of even plaster of your crack.
At this point, it is time to sand. Grab a sanding tool with a grit rating of between 100 and 120 for this part, and sand until the new plaster is flush with the wall.
Before you go grab for your paint, make sure you prime the surface. If you do not, then the color paint you use will be slightly different from the color on the preexisting wall because it will be painted on to a different type of surface.
After priming, paint away and your crack should look as if it was never there in the first place!
If you want to find out more about this method of repairing a crack in dry wall, check out the video below and let us know if there are any tips you would like to share in the repair process that you find helpful!