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Old 06-13-2015, 01:39 PM   #1
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Gap between the baseboard


How do I get rid of the gap between the baseboard & the wall?
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:24 PM   #2
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Caulking.
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Sounds simple enough. Thanks.
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You can tell that there was caulk there before, but appears that over time it has shrunk, or the baseboard has.



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You can tell that there was caulk there before, but appears that over time it has shrunk, or the baseboard has.
So should I just recaulk it anyways?
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So should I just recaulk it anyways?
Yes but a gap that small don't cut the end of the tube any bigger than you can help. If you cut it too big it makes a mess. And don't use silicone.
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It doesn't look like baseboard to me.?
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Yes but a gap that small don't cut the end of the tube any bigger than you can help. If you cut it too big it makes a mess. And don't use silicone.
What's wrong with using silicone?
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Nothing. It flexes better than acrylic. But some will not take paint very well.



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And as a practice, I remove the old caulk with a utility knife. If you just go over the cracked caulk, its not going to look good
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still not understanding the photos and where the actual gap is, is it two piece base or is the gap between the base and the floor?
I dunno just wondering.
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still not understanding the photos and where the actual gap is, is it two piece base or is the gap between the base and the floor?
I dunno just wondering.
The gap is between the top of the baseboard and the wall.
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What you want is called painter's caulk. Inexpensive, and designed to be painted.
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Try Dynaflex 230.
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