• splits & cracks in 6x6 posts Professional Deck Builder

    Aug 25 2012· Re splits & cracks in 6x6 posts In short no Any filler you use is likely to fail It will either fall out or the wood pushing on the filler due to changes in humidity will worsen the cracks Not even epoxy has the strength to control wood movement and even if it did it would just force the cracks to happen elsewhere

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  • Filling Nail Holes And Caulking Gaps In Wood Trim

    Filling Nail Holes And Caulking Gaps After Trim Installation In This Article After pre painted trim is installed the nail holes and outside corner gaps are filled with wood putty and other gaps are filled with caulk This seems to do a good job of filling the vo

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  • DAP Plastic Wood 4 oz White Solvent Wood Filler 21412

    DAP Plastic Wood All Purpose Wood Filler is DAP Plastic Wood All Purpose Wood Filler is a high quality latex based wood filler that looks and acts like real wood It can be used to repair cracks gouges holes and other surface defects on furniture woodwork molding cabinets paneling plywood windows doors and painted surfac

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  • Choosing the right caulk | Old House Web

    around crown molding chair rails and baseboards; around door and window frames; in mitred corners (gaps where two pieces of molding come together at an angle) to fill small wall cracks Waterproofing the ktchen and bath Caulk is used to protect the kitchen bath

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  • Filling Molding and Trim Gaps | This Old House

    Mar 15 2009· Just engaged in a recent debate with my brother about what is the best material to use to fill the gaps between two pieces of molding or trim around doors (that have subsequently appeared since their last installation) He thinks that filling the gaps with joint compound is more permanent while I thought that a wood filler may be a bit better

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  • How to Repair Cracks with Expanding Spray Foam Do it

    Fill the Crack with Foam Caulk the crack with an acrylic latex when working with wood molding plaster and drywall For kitchen and bath tile surfaces use pure silicone caulk In areas that are exposed to a lot of water the silicone is the better choice

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  • How to repair cracked molding seams The Washington Post

    Mar 04 2015· So as the roof heats up or cools the ceiling also flexes causing those maddening cracks to open up between the crown molding and the ceiling To

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  • Gaps around molding mean it's time to caulk | Home and

    The telltale signs of settling would be cracks in the drywall or plaster near windows and doors along with doors becoming hard to open and close Recaulking the molding or door is relatively

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  • TROUBLESHOOTING MOLDING PROBLEMS

    Molding Troubleshooting Guide Ejector Cracks Ejector cracks are small visible surface cracks on the cavity side surface of the molded part These are often found on the opposite side of the part above an ejector pin A crack located on the surface of the laminate that does not extend completely through the substrate Probable Cause

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  • Caulk or wood filler choose the right one for every

    Caulk or wood filler choose the right one for every project filling outer corners of molding and trim Caulk Caulk is used to seal any gaps wherever two surfaces meet There are lots of types of caulk and they can be used for all kinds of purposes creating an airtight seal around windows and doors creating a water proof seal around

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  • Crown Molding Pulling Apart To Reveal Seam Finish

    Dec 31 2011· Just fill that with some latex caulk You can't paint over silicone You may need to do two applications as it will shrink a little I never use wood filler either You need something that will expand and contract a little When I do crown I glue those joints then fill any minor gaps with caulk Just fill it and wipe off the excess with a

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  • How do I Repair Cracks in Walls? (with pictures)

    Aug 24 2019· To repair very wide cracks in walls you may need a little more structure to make the repair stick properly This is where patching tape also called mesh tape or joint tape comes in handy Fill in the crack with compound using strokes perpendicular to the crack

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  • How to Repair damaged molding « Construction & Repair

    This video shows the viewer how to repair a section of damaged molding surrounding a door or window The method shown uses WD40 and polyester resin Firstly an undamaged section of the molding is sprayed with WD40 and then covered in resin Once the resin has hardened the WD40 allows it to be removed and used as a mould The mould is then sprayed with more WD40 and is filled with new resin

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  • TROUBLESHOOTING MOLDING PROBLEMS

    Molding Troubleshooting Guide Ejector Cracks Ejector cracks are small visible surface cracks on the cavity side surface of the molded part These are often found on the opposite side of the part above an ejector pin A crack located on the surface of the laminate that does not extend completely through the substrate Probable Cause

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  • How Do I Fix Crown Molding Flaws? | Hunker

    Common flaws in crown molding include nail holes dents and gaps between pieces of the crown molding The easiest way to fix these flaws is by applying drywall mud or wood putty to the holes and gaps Typically drywall mud is the best option if you have painted crown molding Stained crown molding should be filled with stainable wood putty

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  • How to Caulk Trim Molding Before Painting Do it yourself

    Fill a few feet of crack at a time and smooth it out before moving on Fill all the seams between walls and trim molding as well as between the individual molding piec If you have 2 or more pieces of trim that makeup your molding profile be sure to fill each union to conceal any gaps that would otherwise be distracting once everything is

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  • How to Caulk Trim Molding Before Painting Do it yourself

    Fill a few feet of crack at a time and smooth it out before moving on Fill all the seams between walls and trim molding as well as between the individual molding piec If you have 2 or more pieces of trim that makeup your molding profile be sure to fill each union to conceal any gaps that would otherwise be distracting once everything is

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  • Busted! How to Fix Broken Plastic Trim NAPA Know How

    Jun 14 2019· Eventually these plastic components fade and crack leaving you with the task of replacing it or living with busted parts on your car But you can fix broken plastic trim if you follow a few steps The 1960s saw the biggest change over from metal to plastic

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  • House Painters Pro Tips Filling Gaps Cracks Nail Holes

    Apr 29 2016· Filling Nail Hol Nail holes in interior walls can generally be filled with shrink free spackling by overfilling the hole slightly then sanding smooth once it's dry Holes in wood trim are best filled with wood filler Nail holes in exterior surfaces just as with cracks or gaps can be dealt with using a

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  • How to Caulk Cracks Between Molding & the Ceiling | Home

    1 Select the right type of caulk for the job Different types of caulk are made for different surfac You want one that will adhere tightly to both the molding and the ceiling and leave a

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  • Wood Filler Vs Caulk For Trim Painting & Finish Work

    Jul 29 2006· I have to fill my nail holes and a few nicks in the trim I'll be painting the trim not staining The cotractor that built the house I live in now did sloppy trim work and covered with what looks like a ton of caulk I'm thinking if I do have to fix any corners I'll use filler so

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  • Caulk or wood filler choose the right one for every

    Caulk or wood filler choose the right one for every project filling outer corners of molding and trim Caulk Caulk is used to seal any gaps wherever two surfaces meet There are lots of types of caulk and they can be used for all kinds of purposes creating an airtight seal around windows and doors creating a water proof seal around

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  • Best method of filling small holes in PVC trim ?? JLC

    Aug 07 2011· I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to fill small nail holes in PVC boards For larger nail and screw holes we're using either Bond N Fill or white Cor tex plugs but for a lot of fastening we're shooting SS finish nails and that's where we're having trouble Can't seem to find the right material or method to fill these small hol

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  • Crown Molding Gap Ceiling Ask the Builder

    "Crown molding ceiling gap happens because the rough lumber behind the drywall shrinks It can be prevented by nailing the ceiling molding to the ceiling allowing it to float up and down on the wall" Ceiling molding or crown molding can pull away from the ceiling because the humidity inside a

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