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WorkOnIt 06-17-2007 09:09 PM

crown moulding painting
 
Just completed putting up crown and trim moulding. Both were preprimed pine. I have gone around and put wood filler in all the nail holes, but have not caulk the scarf joints or the inside coners.

The wood filler used was MiniWax stainable wood filler.
I have two types of caulk, a couple of tubes of Tremco Thermaflex 834 and a few tubes of Apex Plus. I have used both in the past and to a non-pro they both seem fine, is one better than the other?

Also, I plan to prime, and paint the moulding after a light sanding. I think I heard that you prime before caulking? Is that true?

Lastly, you think I will need two coats?

The primer is Ben Moore All Purpose Primer and the paint is Pitt's Manor Hall semi-gloss brillant white.

Thanks for the help?

WorkOnIt

slickshift 06-17-2007 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WorkOnIt (Post 49446)
...Tremco Thermaflex 834 and a few tubes of Apex Plus. I have used both in the past and to a non-pro they both seem fine, is one better than the other?

I'm not familiar with either
Make sure they are paint-able caulks
And there may a "XX year guaranty" that will give you a general indication of quality

Quote:

Originally Posted by WorkOnIt (Post 49446)
Also, I plan to prime, and paint the moulding after a light sanding. I think I heard that you prime before caulking? Is that true?

Yes
You should do any priming before caulking
One, it give the caulk something to hold on to
Two, you can't sand caulk
Quote:

Originally Posted by WorkOnIt (Post 49446)
Lastly, you think I will need two coats?...the paint is Pitt's Manor Hall semi-gloss brillant white

Probably
You may 'get away' with one for actual coverage
But you'll get much better protection and looks from two
Especially with the shinier paints
Sometime the gloss doesn't quite cover in thin spots etc. and you get flashing (sheen changes)
Two coats would eliminate that

ron schenker 06-17-2007 10:09 PM

I think it's Alex Plus

Hamilton 06-18-2007 10:56 AM

Here is Alex :http://www.dap.com/images/products/186709.jpg I prefer this to Alex : http://www.dap.com/images/products/180017_2001.jpg

It's thicker and doesn't seem to shrink as much.


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