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Hairline crack on stop bead.

Discussion in 'The Plasterers Forums FAQ's' started by Joz, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Joz

    Joz New Member

    Hi all, I need some advice please.
    I recently skim a stud wall, and a hairline crack has appeared on the very edge of a stopbead I clout nailed on ( stud wall had a slight angled to it.) It starts about 60cm up from floor and runs about a meter high. The customer says it's my fault in a way so I return and applied some easyfill into the airline crack. He left it for a week but it's re appeared.

    Could this be movement or shrinkage.
    I'm trying to explain to the customer.
  2. Dansouthcoast84

    Dansouthcoast84 Private Member

    did youscrim the angle before you beaded?
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  3. raggles

    raggles Private Member

    And did you fit the bead so it covered the joint between the two boards.
  4. johniosaif

    johniosaif Private Member

    And did you have two sugars in your tea , a photo would definitely help us to answer the query
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  5. Joz

    Joz New Member

    Raggles yes I covered the joint with the bead.
  6. zombie

    zombie Private Member

    Always Always scrim a stop bead 100% your fault I'm afraid!

    They will always crack of not eventually imo!
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  7. algeeman

    algeeman Private Member

    slightest knock on a skim stop beads they move...scrim it as zombie says
    but also tell the person who moaned if they knock it again its tuff titty.
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  8. Joz

    Joz New Member

    Thanks for the replys
  9. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    I have set with 2 pack filler as dries rock hard and in under 15mins so no hold ups.. See Here...... Seems the stop beads get caught at the bottom and off they pop. Bit of 2 pack especially at the bottom seems to work great to hold them firm. Grip fill is good to but takes to long to dry I find...
  10. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    2 pack is good but biggy was the man

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  11. Paul Sweeney

    Paul Sweeney New Member

    OK assuming such an issue is the result of not scrimming properly, what is the best way to rescue the situation? Is running silicon along the crack best followed by over painting? Cheers
  12. tcd

    tcd Member

    Decorators caulk, paint doesn't adhere to silicon, that should sort your problem paul
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  13. essexandy

    essexandy Private Member

    If scrim has been put around the angle under the bead then that's as much as you should have to do.
    You don't have to be putting scrim over the bead.
    If something is built necessitating the use of a one sided bead then it's always likely to crack as the timber shrinks under the board.
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  14. t33ch

    t33ch Member

    Ditto. Keep a big 5 litre tub of bodyfiller in the van, use it for all sorts. Sticks like S2B, sets in no time, easy to sand, come away from the job high as a kite:sorprendido3:

    I don't tend to scrim beads unless I can see there is a potential problem (though I'm now starting to wonder if I should) and can't recall such problems. Sounds like an underlying problem with the wall.

    Are we talking about hairline or can you get an echo when you shout into it?
  15. Danny

    Danny TPF OWNER

    you can fill it with easi fill and see how it goes but it will always be a weak point :D if the crack keeps coming then use decorators caulk and that should sort that out
  16. Tinytom

    Tinytom Active Member

    I once had some super flexible caulk that had fibres in it. Got it from a johnstones decorator centre it was the dogs bollocks
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