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Should you use caulk to seal cracks between cabinet and the wall?

  • Sharon
    Sharon Florence, OR
    on Feb 10, 2018

    I do caulk all cracks to keep out the spiders, I just use paintable silicon caulk.

  • Joychevi
    on Feb 10, 2018

    You can use caulk to seal the crack but be sure to purchase one that is paintable.

  • Cathy Dillon
    Cathy Dillon
    on Feb 10, 2018

    I have such a small experience with caulk - but at least I am not so afraid of it. I think YES, definitely. Caulk is removeable. There are formulations that are better / more suitable for being painted over. It is also stretchy/ flexible.

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Feb 10, 2018

    Yes definitely! Especially for fixed and built ins. A small bead of caulk in the crack and a wet finger to smooth it out.

  • Renee
    Renee Salem, VA
    on Feb 10, 2018

    We always used Alex painter's caulk. Cheap and effective. Have water and paper towels handy. A wet finger is the best tool for smoothing the bead, but you'll want plenty of paper towels handy to avoid a mess.

  • Sal85902
    on Feb 10, 2018

    Yes - is this a settling crack?

    • Shvgriff
      on Feb 10, 2018

      I think it is. It is between my kitchen cupboard and the wall but does not go all the way down.

  • Dot
    Dot Flowood, MS
    on Feb 10, 2018

    Most caulk stays pliable to pull off if needs be. Sometimes I use a box blade to trim flat and then sand. Once in a while I pull an entire trim board off or a facing, mine are not ornate. Clean them up and repaint, looks brand new

  • Mogie5757
    on Feb 13, 2018

    Paintable caulk.

  • NC Landlady
    NC Landlady United States
    on Feb 13, 2018

    Try this... http://www.sashco.com/products/big-stretch/ Great product that will not crack or pull away if house shifts.

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