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Old 04-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #16
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Where did you get the painted trim? Or was it the vinyl trim?

That sounds pretty nice, assuming it's a close match with the white color of the rest of your trim.
Lowes. It's mdf so it's lightweight. Easy to cut, conforms to floor, not very durable. It was cheap too. I just put it in the back parts of the house. Ill have to see if it lasts.

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Assuming you have painted (not stained) trim, then yes, the caulk is painted over when the trim is painted. If the trim is white (pretty standard), then the caulking doesn't always need to be painted where the trim meets the wall, if they do a good job rolling out the caulk. If they do a bad job, then you'll need to touch up the walls anyway. I would use a white caulk, not clear. Clear caulk needs to be painted over completely, everywhere. White caulk on white trim won't be noticed and is opaque, so it covers all dark lines where there are gaps.
So don't paint the trim before it's installed? Can't I paint it then install it? Thanks
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Painting the trim first is much easier. If the caulk color doesn't match the paint color, then you'll have to touch up the trim paint after installing. I'd rather paint the trim off the wall and then touch up, than paint it all after installing.

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