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Old 05-19-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
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Should caulking be done before or after priming?
Also, I have beautiful 1913 woodwork. There is a slight gap between wood and wall; should I caulk this area?

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Preferably after priming. It will hold onto the primer better than it will bare wood.

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If I caulk after priming, do I need to remove tape and re-apply prior to painting to avoid a caulk edge? I've had this happen leaving tape on too long after caulking before. If I need to remove and reapply, then I can see why the DR, LR and Foyer have never been caulked. The DR has three large windows, 3 single doorways, a double doorway and a large ornate mantle. All these rooms (the entire house) has a lot of trim, etc. That's a lot of taping.
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If I caulk after priming, do I need to remove tape and re-apply prior to painting to avoid a caulk edge? I've had this happen leaving tape on too long after caulking before. If I need to remove and reapply, then I can see why the DR, LR and Foyer have never been caulked. The DR has three large windows, 3 single doorways, a double doorway and a large ornate mantle. All these rooms (the entire house) has a lot of trim, etc. That's a lot of taping.
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