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Cracks in the ceiling are usually caused by moisture or heat. Remember heat rises, so your ceiling is often the first wall affected. If the area is flaking, take away as much plaster as you can with your fingers and a putty knife. Prime the exposed area, then fill with patching plaster, sand, and prime again. uk canada goose outlet Or, you can use a flexible compounding material in combination with a fabric mesh. If you have a textured ceiling, this is an excellent solution, but remember, it cannot be sanded.
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Prepping the woodwork and trim:
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For the ceiling, paint approximately a 3 foot square at a time. Be sure to cut in the ceiling before you paint. “Cutting in” simply means painting a wide strip along the edges of the surface you are painting. Use a brush or small roller around light fixtures, and tape electrical outlets after you remove the switch plates.
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Use a brush to paint trim. Remember to protect your freshly painted wall with a light tack tape along the edge, where the wall meets the trim.
Take your time painting your room. Remember prepping is extremely important, so spend extra time sealing cracks.