Cracks on walls

(4 Posts)
Madblondedog Wed 10-Feb-16 07:55:40

I've been stripping wallpaper over the last few days and uncovered a few cracks in the plaster.

How do I know if they are scary, bad news cracks or just very old plaster which didn't enjoy being wallpapered over or a similar cause?

Most of them are hairline cracks running vertical, one goes from the ceiling to the top of a door frame.

We have had a loft conversion completed lately and there was a lot of banging around upstairs, could this have caused the cracks?

Any help much appreciated

whatsthatcomingoverthehill Wed 10-Feb-16 11:59:38

Hairline cracks are not much to worry about. See here for some guidance.

LadyLuck81 Wed 10-Feb-16 13:05:19

Plaster doesn't last forever. We took our wallpaper off and half the plaster fell off (fun). I don't think it had been touched in 40 years. Hairline cracks aren't usually a sign of anything to worry about. Our new plaster has hairline cracks from where it dried and settled. We'll just fill and sand them.

Madblondedog Wed 10-Feb-16 15:07:35

Thanks all, that's what I thought.

Just had a minor panic as there have been a few crack related threats lately which have been all doom and gloom

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