How safe are hairline ceiling cracks?

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    I stripped back the ceiling paper in one of the rooms in our new house we are decorating, and the plaster is old lime & horsehair. The house is 1940s.

    The ceiling is in good condition apart from a few hair line cracks. Obviously the plaster is old so I guess that's to be expected.


    I was wondering how safe the plaster is expected to be if it has hair line cracks?

    As I say it's in good condition apart from that, but we'd ideally like to paint over it now the paper is off.
    I just don't know whether it's going to be a problem later in down the line.


    Cheers.
     
    LP18, Aug 4, 2017
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