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I would recommend cold water putty.


I did all the baseboards in a four bedroom house with large dining and living room about 10 years ago. This included cutting, installing, caulking, and painting. The house was sold about two years ago at which time I looked carefully at the baseboard work from before. It still looked great. I had countersunk the baseboard nails by at least 1/8 inch (3 ...


Caulk is a bad choice, because it can't be sanded. You can't get it perfectly even with the flat surface, because it stick to everything it touches. You will end up with a slightly raised area around the hole, and it will show more readily than putty, because caulk has such a different consistency. And, yes, caulk will shrink just like putty, but unlike ...

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