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Is is common to caulk along the wall where baseboard meets wall?

Is is common to caulk along the wall where baseboard meets wall?

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Old 02-14-02, 12:31 PM
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Is is common to caulk along the wall where baseboard meets wall?

I have installed some baseboards and they fit in pretty tight against the wall and look ok. But they would look better if I caulked (paintable silicone caulk) all along the where the baseboard meets the wall.

Is it common for baseboard installations, to caulk along this line or is it better to leave it alone? I am not sure curious what the common protocol is on this would be.

I have some paintable silicone caulk which is supposed to last for 25 years and not shrink etc ( GE painters caulk I think it is called). I am concerned that caulk might look good for a few years and then start to look rather warn, dirty and unable to be washed up to look new again.
 
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Old 02-14-02, 02:58 PM
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If your baseboard gets painted go ahead and caulk all cracks that show then paint over it. If its already painted, touch up with the chosen paint color.
 
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