How Do You Fix Minor Cracks In Drywall After Knockdown Texture Has Been Applied?
The nice thing about fixing minor cracks in textured walls is that no sanding is required. On the other hand, you have to match the texture after you’ve repaired the crack. If it’s a hairline crack, you may be able to fix it using nothing more complex than spackle or caulk and your fingertip. If it’s still obvious, there are some products available that allow you to apply and match any texture, including knockdown, without a lot of mess. Wipe or brush down the crack to remove loose material. Apply “no-shrink” spackle with your fingertip along the crack. Vinyl spackle and joint compound shrinks as it dries and usually requires two coats, but the no-shrink spackle will fill minor cracks and small holes without shrinking. Allow it to dry for about an hour, then use a slightly damp (not soaking wet) rag to wipe away any excess. Prime the repair. If you can’t see it, paint the wall. If the repair is easily visible, you’ll have to match the knockdown texture. Purchase a can of knockdown spra