baseboards and shoe molding


Old 03-25-02, 07:36 PM
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baseboards and shoe molding

i am redoing my baseboards and shoe molding in my hallway (all sheetrock) it necessary to use any caulk on the trim before i paint???

also, if i need to caulk, what is the best for the job (i am covering will oil based paint)

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Old 04-04-02, 09:01 PM
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Do not use caulk. You want to use either wood filler or joint compound. Caulk does not end up smooth, and it is not sandable.

You do want to use a filler to take care of any seams and nails. Do not rely on paint to fill these.

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