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Superficial cracks have re-appeared on a wooden door in less than 12 months
Hi. My house is over 100 years old. I paid a painter and decorator a lot of money to decorate my dining room 11 months ago. There were quite a lot of superficial cracks on the door and on panels on the walls. These were filled and painted over. Now they have appeared again. He claims it is the age of the house. However, I had other rooms painted in 2005 and I can't see many cracks at all in the doors. What do you think?
Please thank the decorator who gave me advice.
There are no fillers that do not shrink or open after a time, it's all down to movement due to high and low room temp and is not your decorator's fault. Believe me I've been in the decorating trade since 1972 and know what I am taking about. If you're that concerned about the cracks in the old doors you can replace them.
Answered 26th Apr 2013
I Totally agree with last advise. Wood is wood and is subject to movement on an ongoing basis shrinking, expanding etc. The bet filler in the world will not work long term.
Only solution is to overpanel .
Answered 18th Jan 2017