Fixing up old trim


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Old 03-31-19, 06:50 AM
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Fixing up old trim

Hello every, I'm new to this so please be patient with me. I have a pretty old house with beautiful old trim work thru-out but it needs a lot of work. It's probably been painted and repainted 7-8 times over the years and definitely shows it. At the top of the base board pretty much through the whole house I can see cracks between the baseboard and the wall, what do I do about that? Do I caulk it? Do I paint it again? My fear is that this house will just keep settling and continue to shift and if I paint the cracks the they will just crack again. Maybe woodfiller? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
 
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Old 03-31-19, 07:29 AM
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Using a good interior caulk would be best, wood fillers are not really intended to fill voids between different materials.
 
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Recommendations on good interior caulk

Thank you, do you have any recommendations on a good interior caulk. I'm very new to all of this and I want to do it right the first time. Thanks again.
 
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I normally use the 'white lightning' brand of silcionized acrylic latex caulk for both interior and exterior paint work.

Unless there are foundation issues an older house is pretty much done settling.
 
 

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