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 Post subject: Best decorating caulk?
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Hi. I now have to fit miles of 5" skirting and architrave in my house build. Obviously even though I can measure carefully and have a couple of good chop saws I am reckoning on some wonky walls giving me a bit of grief. I intend to stain the softwood when finished so I could do with some help on the following:-

1. What is the best brand decorating caulk to use? I'd like something that didn't stand out too much when I put the stain on (if there is such a thing!)

2. What is the best way to overcome short unsquare lengths of wall? Should I fit the skirting flat to the wall and let it look out of square? Or should I square it up and fill the gap at one end with caulk?

3. After staining, what is the best stuff to put on my skirting, a/trave and doors? Varnish? Liquid wax?

Any help much appreciated. Thanks.


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1, if you have got a Dulux dec center close by? they do it in three colours, dk brown, white and magnolia.

2, 6 of one and half a doz of the other? best compramise?

3, have a look at Polyvine if you want a wax finish, otherwise personal choice. :thumbright:

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Thanks for that. Would Dixon's stock it?


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Yes, between LCD TV's and Laptops, underneath the bottom shelf, you have to lie on the floor to see it :thumbright:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I dont think he ment that 'Dixons' Jas :lol: :lol:
Yes, any good dec center will carry a stock of it, some better than others.

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some caulk is like pee and nearly impossible to use neatly.
i use an evostick one that my local window company supples. it is good and thick so when you smooth it it has some resistence and doesnt spread everywhere.
i have tried the one in bnq for under a quid and if i recall it wasnt that bad.


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i have been told that mangers caulk is very good


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