caulk for vinyl base boards?

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Old 03-18-08, 10:49 PM
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caulk for vinyl base boards?

Hi, first week on the job...I put some vinyl or rubber base boards in this room ( it was the stuff that comes in a roll) and im wonder if i should run a bead along the top of it where it meets the wall. and if yes, would a white caulk look ok if the wall is light blu and the baseboard charcoal?
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Old 03-19-08, 04:13 AM
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I don't recall ever caulking or having seen that type of base caulked. Did it not glue down correctly? IMO white caulk wouldn't look too good.
 
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If you are not planning on painting the baseboard, I would caulk with clear caulk, if you use anything at all. However, if the board does not meet the wall properly, this will still be kinda obvious, even with the caulk.

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Old 03-19-08, 12:15 PM
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I agree, the only way caulk won't look bad is if it's the same color as the base - or you paint the white caulk to match the walls

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yeah the board or strip i should say didnt glue down as it should have....what about USING white caulk aroung casings and trim if the trim is blue and the walls yellow?
 
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You can use any color caulk you like before painting. If using grey-tinted primer, I would use grey caulk, but otherwise, white usually works just fine. Since the caulk goes on before the paint, it will be completely covered by your topcoats.

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Old 03-20-08, 08:30 AM
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Rookie, it sounds like yer having a problem with gaps at the top of the cove base to the wall?

Why not use a paintable clear caulk? One like Dynaflex 230 or equivalent? I think what everyone is saying is, any 'color' you use is going to draw attention to the gap, which is just the opposite of what you want.

Maybe a black would blend better with the cove base?

Just some thoughts....
 
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Old 03-21-08, 08:16 PM
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In all the years.......I have never seen caulk applied in this situation. I would not do it. Maybe try to fix the base cove? Reinstall?
 
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It's not meant to be caulked
I'd re-install
 
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