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Old 10-02-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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I've posted before about the disaster paint job my bathroom had when we bought this house. Believe it or not, it was new construction. Anyway, I'm tackling the repair job and was hoping to get some help on where to start, and best practices. I've painted a lot, but am new to the repair aspect. There are cracks in the painted wainscoting, and they did a terrible job where the wood meets the tub (see pic). Would a wood putty be the best thing for the cracks? would I use calk where the wood meets the tub? Any advice for sanding down other imperfections in the wood? Any advice would be appreciated!
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Thats new construction?!?!?!? Id have the builder by his ballz in there fixing it himself on a Sunday...
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It was a foreclosure on the builder so we bought it from a bank.
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Ya- petty ugly.
Get a good caulk gun, because you're going to learn how to use it. Small fills like that are done with caulk, but the trick is to finger it in place and wipe away the excess.
Not nearly as easy as it would seem.
Do a google on how to caulk- watch/ read a few so you aren't taught by some tv fool who doesn't know..
And NEVER use 100% silicone- always look for PAINTABLE on it!
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Ya- petty ugly.
Get a good caulk gun, because you're going to learn how to use it. Small fills like that are done with caulk, but the trick is to finger it in place and wipe away the excess.
Not nearly as easy as it would seem.
Do a google on how to caulk- watch/ read a few so you aren't taught by some tv fool who doesn't know..
And NEVER use 100% silicone- always look for PAINTABLE on it!

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Not surprised he was foreclosed on. I would take a piece of 120 grit sandpaper and give the area a good sanding first. Your not sanding for bonding, but for smoothing out a rough surface. Use 100 paper any real bad areas. It also looks like some nails need to be set. Take a nail punch and lightly tap the nail heads just below the surface, then overfill the hole with lightweight vinyl spackle, when it dries sand it smooth. Here is a thread with some info about and on caulking Trim caulking before paint?
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Thanks to everyone for the info!!
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