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Old 07-03-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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Filling cracks between wall and baseboard

I have tried several times to fill the crack between the wall and baseboard in several places. It looks great for a while and then it shrinks and cracks. How can I permanently correct this problem.


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Old 07-03-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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Make sure the baseboard is nailed good with very little movement. The best caulk in the world will still crack if there iss too much movement. Make sure you use a quality caulk. Dap is no longer quality in my opinion.


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Old 07-05-2010, 03:13 PM   #3
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Filling the gap

Not only do you want to make sure the trim is secure to the wall, make sure you use a good flexible caulk that can expand and move with the wall.

Don't forget to make sure it is paintable caulking.

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Use caulk with a blend of acrylic and silicone, paintable, the acrylic will allow for some movement.
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