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Old 10-17-2017, 03:33 PM   #1
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How to finish gap between wall and tile column


Hi guys, I'm stumped on this one. There is a gap behind some vertical tile I have around a fireplace (attached attached. It goes from about 1/8 inch at the bottom all the way up to 3/8 and pushing 1/2 inch at the top. I put backing rod in to fill out the gap towards the outer edge and to make it even. I was going to buy some latex caulking to do the edge and then paint it to match the wall , but the guy at the local Home Depot suggested I use spackling to fill it in. But I would worried about it cracking if the tile settled at all.

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Backer rod and a taped off caulk line would probably be the cleanest and least obtrusive.
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Backer rod and a taped off caulk line would probably be the cleanest and least obtrusive.
And least apt to crack.
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Backer rod and caulk or piece of molding to hide the gap.
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Awesome, thanks guys. I was ready to do it this way but the Home Depot guy really threw me off. I would like to be able to paint and for the gap size Latex caulk seems to be best. But at the same time, I'm worried about it eventually drying and cracking as it's about 18 inches from a gas fireplace at the closest. It doesn't throw off an incredible amount of heat but it's not nothing. Should I be looking for any product in particular?
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you want a caulk that stays flexible when dry. and clean out that old stuff.
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