1

I have oak trim on my baseboard. What do you use to fill in the gaps between the trim and the wall? Do I use regular caulk and then paint it the color of the wall?

  • Or you can try clear caulk. Test it in a corner and see if it works for you. – Chris Cudmore Dec 16 '13 at 16:12
3

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 knife blade.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.