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You are exactly right, I use latex caulk to fill the gaps and then paint when dry. This will create a seamless appearance. I've seen homes where the owners have caulked all their trim and it looks fantastic -- very clean. Edit for clarity: I always strike off the bead square (which I make sure gets pushed down into the space) with a sharp cornered putty ...
Here is a drawing that shows how I would do it.
There are only 2 options I can think of. Rip the trim down so it is narrow for the place where it won't fit. Build out the opening so the trim will fit. Which is better is entirely a personal preference. Option 1 is easier. I've had to do this with door trim and haven't been unhappy.
If the damage is small: plaster, wood filler, Smith's flexible epoxy or bondo can work wonders. Note the bondo stinks really badly. But for the ultimate, get proper molding made. Turns out there are now several factories that automate the reproduction of historic molding. You send them a 6 inch section, they build a knife to match, and cut as much as you ...
The area might be too big for this to work well, but you can try a putty pencil typically used for fixing small defects in floors. They come in a variety of colors.
Your best bet then would to get an artist brush and acrylic paint from an art supply or craft store. That can be blended to get the color you need to touch it in, though replacing it would be my choice to do. All told it would take less time, and about the same cost, if you have the cutting tools.
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