I own a house built in 1965. The popcorn textured drywall ceiling has multiple settling cracks in just about every room. The cracks range in length from 2 inches to 2 feet. What is the best way to repair these cracks? In order to tape the cracks, I would have to scrape and sand down the popcorn texture. This popcorn is not like modern popcorn, it is not very deep, but it is very hard. It doesn't just flake off by hitting it. Is there some alternative to taping? If I have to tape, how can I best blend in a new popcorn texture?
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