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mobiledynamics 07-16-2012 08:52 PM

Tweaking Outside Miters
 
What do ya'll use when outside miters are no everso perfect ?
Caulk or Ready Patch to just fill in the minor gap prior to painting. I plan to do either and also shoot 2 23awg pinners in it.

user1007 07-17-2012 09:45 PM

Caulk does not have a lot of structural stability to it and might get dinged up on an outside corner if it is part of a baseboard or chair rail. I guess if it is part of crown over your head you have no worries.

I would lean toward using the ready patch or even an epoxy type wood filler if they are way off. You can sand or otherwise tool them to shape too---caulk not so much. I usually have some of the material from Abatron around but the paint store will have other brands. With epoxies always make sure they are within the manufacturers expiration date.

Matthewt1970 07-17-2012 10:37 PM

The only problem with wood fillers is they will tend to crack and not flex with the wood. I would lean towards caulk.

joecaption 07-18-2012 12:25 AM

I use Alex 230 and never had a problum.

joecaption 07-18-2012 12:57 AM

I use Alex 230 and never had a problum.

mobiledynamics 07-18-2012 07:13 AM

It's not terribly off...just minor gaps. I was thinking of filling with caulk - with excess - and just cut the extra off - following the sharp line of the edge. Bad idea ?


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