What Causes Cracks In Your Plaster?
Several factors can cause cracks in the plaster:
Among the causes that come up more often, there is the house that moves, the bad weather and temperature differences. It should be noted that cracks less than 1cm wide are not worrying unless they are very numerous. To find out if the cracks are active and if they will have a tendency to get worse, take their measurements and come back a few months later to see if they have changed their appearance.
However, do not wait too long before checking because if you see that the crack is active, it will not wait too long before filling it. Whether the cracks are shallow or deep, always try to understand what caused the damage, so as not to repeat previous mistakes (for example the type of product used to perform the work).
It should be noted that the repair of plaster should be entrusted to professionals, even when the damage is minor. Resurfacing is a difficult task and mistakes are difficult to correct. As the solage is usually very visible, the defects cannot be camouflaged. In addition, if it is found that the damage is too extensive, plaster must be replaced. In this case, it is necessary to remove the old plaster and to remake a new one.
There are two types of plaster: cement plaster and acrylic plaster (which is also made of cement but in this case it is mixed with liquid acrylic). For repairs, the acrylic coating is to suggest. Select a product that meets your needs and offers several interesting features (UV protection, long life). If, while the work is already started, you run out of product, always buy the same product. Otherwise, you may see differences in texture and color.