Hairline crack? Bit of scrim? No… It’s slightly worse than that

We had a call from a customer who had a crack in his wall. A previous plasterer had ‘fixed it’. And the crack came back..

I suggested that we remove the area to investigate the reason there was a crack as they don’t just appear for no reason. It turned out the other plasterer had just put some self adhesive plasterboard tape over the cracked surface and skimmed the wall. When we looked we found that it actually needed some reinforcement work before re-plastering. Getting the job done right first time really will save you time and money