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Forum topic by woodworkingdrew posted 06-25-2014 06:40 PM 765 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodworkingdrew

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06-25-2014 06:40 PM

Anybody ever notice when painting a piece white that there is a small hair line crack at the dado joint? Can you caulk it?

-- Andrew, California


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#1 posted 06-25-2014 06:47 PM

Caulk away unless the parts move of course.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 06:50 PM

Why do you say ‘unless the parts move’? Are you talking LARGE movements or just small shifts? I’d think Caulk would be the best way to go as its flexible.

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 06:57 PM

Is it common to caulk furniture with non moving pieces

-- Andrew, California

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 07:17 PM

If it has a tendency to flex that’s all. Don’t know if it’s a cabinet or what it is. Just a broad statement that’s all.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 08:21 PM

Caulk sticks to primer and not to bare lumber for those

that don’t know.

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#6 posted 06-25-2014 08:29 PM

If there is a stressed joint that isn’t hidden by a design feature, I use a color matched caulk after finishing.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#7 posted 06-25-2014 09:39 PM

Caulked up several tiny lines in a built-in bookcase/cabinet and built-in TV cabinet stand thing-a-ma-bob.

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