For ceiling cracks, do you like tape, or mesh, and why? Also what compound are you using?
Fixing Ceiling Cracks:
-The cracks are from settling and were only a hairline crack and there is no movement. I chipped out a small groove and put screws on both sides just as a precaution and to allow more mud to stick in the crack.
I typically use tape or mesh tape, and then use an Easy Sand light type setting compound mixed from powder (20, 45, or 90) for the 1st coat to help bond well to the existing sheetrock/plaster, or a pre-mixed all-purpose style compound since they have lots of adhesive in them. I'll normally finish off with a pre-mixed bucket for last coat.
What's your preference, Tape or Mesh for these shallow jobs? Which compound are you using, light joint setting powder, or a pre-mixed pail?