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« on: December 12, 2013 05:13:30 AM »

I made a playscale (Barbie) sized chair using cardboard and wood glue- this part was fine it worked good. I waited a full 24 hours before putting the first coat of gesso on. This coat dried and looked just the way I thought it should. I proceeded to put 3 coats on, as the third coat was drying I noticed that some but not all  of the seams began to show cracks at first I didn't think much about it and covered them with another coat of gesso. Why is the wood glue cracking and why is the gesso not covering or filling the cracks? Can any one help me?
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013 01:06:22 AM »

Do you mean actual cracks or the seams are showing?  Because maybe the gesso is too thin to cover the seams - maybe they should be covered with something like a paper tape then gesso over - you know, like how drywallers would cover the seams between the drywall pieces with tape before smoothing it over with compound to hide them?
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013 05:54:37 AM »

Actual cracks; my gesso is fairly thick and I put three coats on over the wood glue I used to hold the cardboard together. It was the second  coat that I noticed the cracks, I thought that the next coat would fill and cover the cracks; Sad  it didn't.  Should I try another coat or maybe try something else?
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013 06:25:56 PM »

I am thinking that you may need something thicker to fill in the cracks. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2013 09:08:25 AM »

Thank you, I think you may be right. I think I will ask next time I go to the hobby store.
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