The Ultimate Fixing Cracked Plaster Quiz
by Staff
Cracks on a wall are inevitable in any home. Time alone produces hairline cracks that you may want to fix permanently. Fixing cracked plaster involves a few simple and easy steps. Take this quiz and learn how you can fix your cracked plaster for good.

What can temporarily hide hairline cracks in plaster?

  • paint glue
  • latex paint
  • plaster glue

How long will a hairline plaster crack remain covered if you paint over it?

  • a few hours
  • a few months
  • either of the above

What should you do to fix a small hairline crack permanently?

  • Fill it with superglue and sand it down.
  • Sand it down and paint over it.
  • Open up the crack and fill it properly.

What type of plaster should you use to fill cracks in the wall?

  • plaster of paris
  • premixed plaster repair compound
  • either of the above

How do you prepare a crack for plastering?

  • Sand it down so that it's smooth.
  • Open up the crack so that it has clean edges.
  • Spray it with water do bring down loose dust.

Why do you need a vacuum cleaner when plastering a crack in the wall?

  • to clean leftover debris when you are done plastering
  • to help the plaster dry
  • to clear away loose debris around the crack before you begin plastering

When mixing plaster of paris with water it should be:

  • thick
  • of medium thickness
  • thin

How long should you let the crack dry after you apply wet plaster?

  • 12 hours
  • 24 hours
  • 48 hours

What type of sand paper should you use to sand the plaster?

  • fine sand paper
  • medium sand paper
  • either of the above

What should you do once you finish sanding the newly plastered wall?

  • Paint over the plaster only.
  • Paint over the plaster and the area surrounding the plaster.
  • Paint the whole wall.