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Old 04-13-2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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What material is the best for filling in cracks in a floor before it is painted... in other words, what won't pop out over time?
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Cracks are a result of movement. Any filler you would use is always subject to movement and displacement. No matter what you use or do it is a gamble.

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I guess I should have added that it is a plywood floor...
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I guess I should have added that it is a plywood floor...
Jheeeehz!!!
Caulk it.
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Well, Jheeeehz!!!

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Do you have personal experience with using caulk in floor cracks?
Has it held up well?

I found a post on "askthebuilder" and he says:

"Large depressions and cracks in the wood flooring need to be filled with a product that dries hard. Do not use caulk or lightweight spackling compounds as floor repair materials. There are any number of excellent plastic-type wood fillers that dry exceptionally hard. Certain floor leveling compounds that are mixed with water often dry very hard. Test these materials by walking on them after they dry. If they survive the walk test now, they will look good once painted."

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