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Trim removal question: How to make my interior seamless -- Lotsa Pictures


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04-15-06, 11:08 AM   #1  
Trim removal question: How to make my interior seamless -- Lotsa Pictures

All windows, doorways, and wall corners have wooden trim borders. When I take the trim off, there is a gap between the dry wall and the sash.

What can I use to fill the gap?
And how can I ensure that the gaps between wall corners maintains a sharp edge?

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http://plaskon.netfirms.com/images/diy/gap.jpg
http://plaskon.netfirms.com/images/diy/gap2.jpg
http://plaskon.netfirms.com/images/diy/seamless.jpg

 
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04-15-06, 03:48 PM   #2  
Plaskon - The gap shown in your pictures is typical. Door and window openings are "roughed in" slightly oversize during the construction process. Because there are many variables when building with an organic product, the oversize opening allows the trim/finish carpenter to install the doors and windows plumb and level so that they operate correctly. Gaps are then covered with trim materials called casing.
It sounds like you wish to permanently remove the casings. Can I ask why?

 
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04-15-06, 03:49 PM   #3  
"When I take the trim off, there is a gap between the dry wall and the sash.
What can I use to fill the gap?" The trim is there to fill the gap.

 
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04-15-06, 04:17 PM   #4  
You don't want to entertain the thought of filling this gap area with sheetrock mud or any other substance. The give and take of the dissimilar materials in different planes will crack it, I guarantee it.

 
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