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Old 02-16-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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Base molding gap and nail holes


Have a few 45 degree cuts that are not marrying up perfectly. There okay but there is a little gap(going behind couch anyway). Should I use white caulk for the gap? Also, what is best to fill the nail holes?

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for any gaps in the joints themselves use drydex, its a form of spackle, it wont shrink like caulking will. it can be used on nail holes as well.. for any gaps along the top of hte molding where it meets the drywall just use latex caulk
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Those products will work well. For nail holes, I prefer Dap 33. It's a window glazing putty and it's much faster and cleaner than using Drydex to fill nail holes.
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I use Elmers wood filler. Push it into a hole or crack, do several then with a damp rag lightly wipe it off smooth. Done.......



I only use caulk where the trim meets the wall, then wet your finger and make a swipe, wipe it on that same damp cloth. Any painters caulk will do, just do the caulking after the paint.

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And now you have also learned rarely is a corner a true 90. I assume this is white painted trim if you were going to use white caulk. If it were literally never going to be seen I say caulk it and forget it. Otherwise you can spackle like what was said above and paint.
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I always put a primer down first and then caulk and then paint. I like drydex also.
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And now you have also learned rarely is a corner a true 90. I assume this is white painted trim if you were going to use white caulk. If it were literally never going to be seen I say caulk it and forget it. Otherwise you can spackle like what was said above and paint.

correct about the corners. for this reason i always over cut my angles by 1/2 a degree to keep the face tight.. a outside corners are cut on 46 degrees and inside corner mitres are cut on 44.. this way the face of piece meets first.. if theres any gap its at the back which wont get seen once caulked.. open mitres on the face will show up later on

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