Thursday, 18 February 2016
How To Paint Hairline Cracks?
In most of the cases, hairline cracks in your home are harmless for the structure of your home. But if we ignore the structural security part, then it can have so many other complications in your home including deposition of dirt, dust, insect and other harmful substance. Other than this, it will also create a bad look to your home. I am sure, you would not like to have such look and effect in your home and that is why you should fill the hairline cracks in your walls. But sometimes people fix their hairline cracks yet they get the same kind of problems again and again because they do not know how to paint hairline cracks in the best way. In case, you want to learn how to paint hairline cracks in a smart manner, then following are some suggestions that you can try for same.
Clean the crack: To paint your hairline crack, first of all, you should think about cleaning it before going ahead for the paint. To do the cleaning you can extract all the loose particles and you can try to remove the dirt using the right equipment. Also, if possible, you can use a good quality vacuum cleaner and you can suck all the dirt and dust from it. That will help you have a nice outcome in all the later steps and it will remove the problems as well for you in the future work.
Fill the cracks: There are a number of fillers available in the market and you can choose one of the good one for filling. You need to fill the crack with a good quality filler. When you do the filling of filler in the hairline cracks, then you need to make sure that you do the filling properly and if a crack is deeper, then you try not to do the superficial filling. Also, you should do this filling in the entire crack line without any miss. This one precaution will make sure you do not leave any page un-turned and you get the only good result with it.
Even out the cracks: You can get a good smooth finish in your hairline crack and paint only if you smooth out the fillings. For this smoothness, you can scrap the complete spreading or filling using a good a quality scraper. This scrapper will take away all the remaining residues from the place and it will also give a smooth finish to you. When you do this, then make sure you do it before filling dry. Once filling is dried, then you might not get good output with it and you might crack the make, even more, damage to the hairline cracks. Also, you need to make sure that you do not see any kind of plasters coming out from the hairline cracks. It will help you do the paint in a good way having no complications at all.
Let the filling dry: If you would paint your hairline cracks before drying it, then you would not be getting the good outcome at all. To avoid such issues, it is strongly recommended that you let the filling dry. In a normal situation it may take a day and if needed then let it dry for two days as well. In Singapore, sometimes weather may be very moist and that may take extra time as well. So, whatever time it take to make sure you let it dry and you start the paint work after that.
Check the cracks: Once filling is completely dried, then you need to check the cracks again and you need to make sure there are not cracks in it. Sometimes this may happen once the filling is dried and if you paint on such hairline cracks, then it may increase even more. To avoid such issue, it is strongly recommended that you cross check the same again and do the paint wisely. If you notice any kind of minor cracks in it, then you should apply the above process again and you should keep following it unless you are satisfied with the result. If you get satisfaction, then you don’t have to worry much about it and you can move to the next step.
Paint: After this you can paint your wall using good quality paint and you can do the painting in step by step manner. When you do the paint, then you need to make sure that you follow the right ways of painting and you also need to do it using right tools. These are essential and if you can do it smartly, then this is an assurance that you would be able to have good outcome having no troubles at all. Also, you would not have to worry about more problems or issues because if you do it in right ways, then you would be able to have a good outcome for really long time.
In this process, you also need to follow few precautions as well to have the optimum result. The first and the most important process is that you use the good quality material or product. If you would try to use a cheap quality material, then you might get negative result which is not going to be a good thing. Also, if you are not sure about the right selection of paint or filler, then you may need to take some help from other people. If you feel the need of such help, then don’t mind asking for that help at all. Giving time for wall preparation is very important and you should give enough time for same without having any doubt in your mind.
And if you notice something is not right or you fail to get the optimum result after these steps as well, then taking the help of an expert to fill hairline cracks would be the best option for you. That will certainly help you get a good result and you would be able to get the good look via paint in your home.