What color to paint fill at baseboard & door and window trim gaps?

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Old 02-15-17, 08:20 AM
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What color to paint fill at baseboard & door and window trim gaps?

This was easy for me when the trim was white, I simply caulked or spackled the gaps between the trim and wall and painted it white. Now I've got brown oak baseboard, window and door trim, the walls are not white. After I fill all of these gaps..what color do I paint to make the fill the least noticeable? The walls are uneven, so I'd like to not draw attention to the fill. Do I paint the wall and fill the same color, or do I try to paint the fill a color that matches the baseboard?
 
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Old 02-15-17, 08:35 AM
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If you mean the gap between the trim and the wall, while it's best not to caulk it, when you need to - paint the caulk with the wall color. Be sure and do a neat job of keeping the caulk off of the exposed part of the trim!
 
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Thanks marksr! wall color it is!
 
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Old 02-15-17, 06:25 PM
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Do I paint the wall and fill the same color, or do I try to paint the fill a color that matches the baseboard?
This is along the line of a recent post where the question came up is the quarter round molding the color of the base board or the floor!

Personally, I always use a caulk along the top of the baseboard that is the color of the baseboard.

So there, you now have two expert opinions.

The real answer is what YOU think looks best.
 
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Old 02-15-17, 08:24 PM
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Gaps should be floated with joint compound to fill the gaps and make the wall straight.
 
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Floating the gaps with j/c is best but not always practical. Unpainted caulk tends to collect dirt and I sure wouldn't want to paint just the caulk with hopes of it blending in with the stained wood.
 
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