How to fill counter top gap?

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Old 06-17-19, 08:02 AM
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How to fill counter top gap?

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I just finished installing two kitchen cabinets in the basement. The contractor finished installing the counter top. However due to not even walls i have small gap between the counter top and the wall.

What are the steps to fill this gap? The biggest gap is about 2/8 of an inch. I have not done this before and thought i would ask before shooting my self in the foot.

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Old 06-17-19, 08:38 AM
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I'd caulk it.......................
 
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Old 06-17-19, 08:42 AM
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That's a little over 2/16... (1/8") not 2/8 (1/4"). You can mask the countertop and wall off with tape... leave an 1/8" gap between the two pieces of tape, then caulk it and tool it down tight with a wet finger, then immediately remove the tape. Tool it one more time with a wet finger if needed. You will need to paint the caulk wall color so be sure you use painters caulk. (Latex).
 
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Old 06-17-19, 09:05 AM
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XSleeper, yep you are right 2/16 not 2/8. I will caulk it then. Thank you for that tip, to make sure its painters caulk. Ill definitely look out for that.
 
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Didn't specifically say it, but you will want to caulk the entire perimeter of the backsplash.... not just the gaps.
 
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I'd use a siliconized acrylic latex caulk, it's easy to work with and is paintable [unlike pure silicone caulk]
 
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Old 06-17-19, 11:24 AM
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markr,
I was at Home Depot today, and i picked up a bottle of this. Caulk
It seems popular product judging by reviews at HD. It says on the bottle that it can be painted.

XSleeper, yep thats how i plan on doing it.
 
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DAP alex plus is one of the poorer preforming caulks. I'm partial to the 'white lightning' brand. Both SWP and Lowes sells it, probably others also.
 
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markersr,
To be honest, i was hesitant on picking up DAP as i found out some of their other products dont last long. I went based on the reviews and how many people were buying this caulk. That said, i think i will bring it back and take you on that white lightning. Is this the product you used? White Lightning
 
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Yep, that's it...............
 
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