DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Painting Forum > Question about prep before painting




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-11-2010, 12:43 PM  
maxpatch
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
Default Question about prep before painting

Thanks to everyone who has answered my earlier questions.

I've noticed a couple places where there is a small gap in the corner of my drywall walls and also where the drywall wall connects to the ceiling. These gaps (about the width of a crack) are just a few inches long and are probably the result of settling.

Can I get away with just filling these gaps with spackle or joint compound?



__________________
maxpatch is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2010, 03:21 PM  
kok328
Supporting Member
HRT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 2,179
Liked 104 Times on 91 Posts
Likes Given: 61

Default

caulk them, it will prove to be more flexible in case some settling reoccurs.

__________________
kok328 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2010, 03:58 PM  
Nestor_Kelebay
Emperor Penguin
 
Nestor_Kelebay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 1,844
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

If there are gaps at the point where INTERIOR walls meet the ceiling, the problem may be something called "truss uplift".

Truss uplift is caused by the rafter parts of the truss swelling more than the ceiling joist part of the truss, and it causes the ceilings in houses to lift, resulting in a gap between the interior walls and the ceilings.

Google "Truss Uplift" and you should find plenty of web pages that explain it.

__________________
Nestor_Kelebay is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Question on basement floor prep jbphburg Flooring 5 06-27-2012 05:27 PM
Exterior Painting Question jmm8877 Decorating and Design 9 08-19-2010 10:18 AM
Question about painting with Kilz maxpatch Painting Forum 6 03-11-2010 03:14 PM
Question about painting popcorn ceiling. maxpatch Painting Forum 2 03-08-2010 05:10 PM
Flooring prep question - hump in the floor stratocaster1422 Flooring 2 07-16-2009 09:29 AM