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Old 10-25-2010, 05:49 AM   #1
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sealing gaps in white cabinets?

I know that the answer is probably white caulk.... but I just wanted to see if
there were any other alternatives.... My kitchen cabinets are white. it's a
really nice white and they are really nice cabinets, but I have a lot of gaps
along edges that are un-attractive. The interior wood panels were all painted
and they tend to shrink and expand in their frames. This causes gaps along
where the panel sits in the frame. Besides running a bead of caulk in the
gaps... is there anything other product that I can use. I don't have a
good method of filling the gap, wiping off the excess without leaving more
of a mess than I started with. I tend to wipe / remove 90% of the caulk that
I put down.... is there something else that might be less messy that I can

Thanks - jack


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Old 10-25-2010, 07:51 AM   #2
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you can use 1/4 round to hide your gaps.


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Old 10-25-2010, 09:16 AM   #3
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Hey MrLinux
Your right on track, running a thin bead of caulk is going to fill those gaps and will remain flexible to prevent cracking in the future. First get yourself a good interior food safe latex, or water based kitchen and bath caulk. You will then want to run a thin bead of caulk along the gaps and areas that have split. Follow that and using your finger or a caulking tool, gently force the caulk into the gaps or cracked areas. Since you are working with a water based caulk cleaning up the cabinets will be simple, just wipe down your caulk lines with a damp sponge or rag but donít wait too long before doing so because water wont clean up the hardened caulk. Hope this helps and if you need any further assistance feel free to ask.
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