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Old 10-17-2011, 07:15 AM   #1
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New residential construction. What is the best product to use when caulking the gap between the vinyl and interior painted wood trim?

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Old 10-17-2011, 07:42 AM   #2
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Gaps on interior trim should be VERY small and only need minimal caulking, if any. If you have a big gap, redo the trim.

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Most installers use Quad but that is some pretty noxious stuff.

A good hybrid sealant or silicon should be fine in your application.
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OSI Quad for the strongest, longest lasting and best color holding / mildew resistance.
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OSI Quad for the strongest, longest lasting and best color holding / mildew resistance.
Longest lasting...not exactly a proven fact.

Good adhesion, dirt tracking resistant, and paintable...yes.
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Quad is the most commonly used caulk (for windows) among pros, and for good reason imo. Solid product. I would not recommend it for interior use (due to the strong fumes), although they seem far less intense since they brought out the low VOC formula a couple years ago. Silicone is a good choice if it will never need to be painted and you don't need any special color.
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Outside -
"Quad" or "Solar Seal 900" (if you can find it)
Silicone - maybe not.
Inside -
Already addressed above.

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