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Old 04-15-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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ugly caulking around a tight fitted door


I need some advice about how to cover up bad caulk around a door. I trimmed off the real ugly stuff, but where I did is cleaner looking, but left it rough on top. Can I spackle areas I can reach more smoothly? Do we need to redo the caulk job? He did it too quickly and it looks like he did too! LOL. Even though it is some drywall around the door...it is so tight I was going to leave it white and paint it with door trim paint. I don't have enough room to paint it room color and I thought to keep it white will help hide any boogers I tried to clean up

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Is this an inside door---with no trim?

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An image of the problem area would be very helpful.
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I had two questions to my question...LOL. It is an inside door.The door was just as big as the opening with little room to spare.My brother took a little drywall and filled in the space. The top of the door didn't have space for but one layer of caulk and looks good. The bottom portion had more drywall exposed and brother filled it in with more caulk. The area wasn't wide enough with drywall to paint but the grout looked smooth on surface but not put on smoothly. Boogers where it overlapped and whatever he did...LOL. I shaved off the excess and it looks better but now where the caulked was shaved is rough, not smooth. I want it to look nice and smooth. Recaulk with just enough to smooth top?I hope I don't need to pull out the caulk and start over. My bro will kill me.I don't have camera for a pic
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A thin layer of caulk wiped with a damp cloth to smooth out the new stuff should do it---
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Thank you so very much. I will let you all know when I am finished, etc. thanks
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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Most of the time a door is hung, the jams and head are cased with trim. This is decorative and hides the gap which you will get from wood changing with the seasons and from movement of the operation to drywall which does not change/move.

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