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Painting trim and doors

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  • #560097

    and for the trim do you also calk your casings etc..?

    I caulk basically every intersection. Trim to trim, and trim to wall alike. Are you not doing this?

    I do the same for all paint grade projects . Stain grade on the other hand no .

    Always willing to learn .

    #560151

    jkirk
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    halifax, nova scotia

    thats pretty much a must no matter how tight the joint is.. teh paint will still crack it doesnt matter … the caulking gives flex

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #560251

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Caulking is a art! Some are good at it and some should not touch a caulking gun.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #560308

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Caulking is a art! Some are good at it and some should not touch a caulking gun.

    I fall into the latter group. I am not good at caulking.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #560364

    Doobie
    Pro

    Caulking is a art! Some are good at it and some should not touch a caulking gun.

    I’m hit and miss, especially with doing fine caulking using silicone. Takes the right technique and touch along with patience which I don’t always have when it comes to caulking. Caulking is not one of my stronger skills.

    #560374

    MRenes
    Pro
    Vienna, Missouri

    Caulking is a art! Some are good at it and some should not touch a caulking gun.

    Haha, so true.

    I see most use caulk to fill the gaps between trim and wall but do you use it for nail holes as well ? I have seen some use drywall mud for the nail holes.

    #560385

    MrFid
    Pro
    Sudbury, MA

    Caulking is a art! Some are good at it and some should not touch a caulking gun.

    Haha, so true.

    I see most use caulk to fill the gaps between trim and wall but do you use it for nail holes as well ? I have seen some use drywall mud for the nail holes.

    I use spackle for nail holes. Drywall mud on trim? Have never done that but I suppose it could work.

    #560392

    I don’t mind doing caulking. What I mind is repairing caulking. Getting the old stuff out is usually the worst of the job. Well, that and finding what someone else has covered up.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #560400

    Anonymous

    For painting door I prefer foam roll with brush. If I’m doing base moulding and trims I’ll paint them 2 coats first before nailing them in then just touch up with thin line of caulk.

    #560423

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Caulking is a art! Some are good at it and some should not touch a caulking gun.

    Haha, so true.

    I see most use caulk to fill the gaps between trim and wall but do you use it for nail holes as well ? I have seen some use drywall mud for the nail holes.

    No the nail holes get painters puddy or spakel

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #560607

    Doobie
    Pro

    I usually prime at least and then paint installed after caulking all around and after spackle. Sometimes I’ll pre-paint. Depends on what works best and what I have going on and then just easy repaint after all the caulk and touch ups.

    #560731

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Sometimes I’ll pre-paint

    Prepainting works for me especially for out door trim. This way you can get all the edges and the back. The trim seems to last longer if i do the back and the edges before it is nailed in place.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #577910

    Louvered doors are where the Graco proshot 2 shines. Mod it to hold a 211 ff tip, tape a contractor trash bag on the floor under the door and shoot away. Spray straight at the door, not an angle and you won’t have to worry about overspray passing through and onto stuff it shouldn’t be on.

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