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Old 12-11-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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Do painters usually caulk where crown meets wall & ceiling, or only in spots where needed?

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It is our practice to caulk anyplace where trim meets the walls as needed. If there is no gap, then it doesn't need caulk. I know quite a few other painting company's that also caulk where trim meets walls. We also calk the trim at the corners and joints if it needs it too.

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We caulk the entire length--wherever trim meets drywall.
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Let me expand my question please,.....Is it standard practice to caulk pre-hung doors where they meet wall, and where casing meets frame, and where the two pieces of door frame meet in miidle at stop? I am also assuming that base board should be caulked where it meets walls, correct?

And what's a good paintable caulk?, Not 100% silicone, right? Thanks

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Let me expand my question please,.....Is it standard practice to caulk pre-hung doors where they meet wall, and where casing meets frame, and where the two pieces of door frame meet in miidle at stop? I am also assuming that base board should be caulked where it meets walls, correct?

And what's a good paintable caulk?, Not 100% silicone, right? Thanks
Yes, standard practice. We always use Sherwin Williams 850a or 950a they are both an acrylic silicone blend paintable caulk, so you get the benefits of silicone and acrylic.
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Let me expand my question please,.....Is it standard practice to caulk pre-hung doors where they meet wall, and where casing meets frame, and where the two pieces of door frame meet in miidle at stop? I am also assuming that base board should be caulked where it meets walls, correct?

And what's a good paintable caulk?, Not 100% silicone, right? Thanks

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