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Jagged/cracked spackle between molding and drywall


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Old 11-19-17, 09:23 AM
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Jagged/cracked spackle between molding and drywall

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Hello. I have a room where the spackle used by the former owner between the ceiling molding and the ceiling is cracked and looks awful (see pic). I'd rather not get involved with pulling down all the molding so my hope is to scrape/clean up the jagged/cracked spackle. My issue is after that's done, I don't want to repeat the same mistake and fill the gaps back in with spackle that may crack again.

Can anyone suggest an alternate product that I can apply with my finger and smooth out with a rag to fill in any gaps that will not crack?

Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 11-19-17, 09:52 AM
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Spackling is the wrong product, you use caulking for something like that. Use latex caulk, preferably a siliconized acrylic latex caulk - it's paintable.
 
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Old 11-19-17, 10:26 AM
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Fantastic. Thanks very much. I appreciate it.
 
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Old 11-20-17, 03:02 AM
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The better you clean up the joint, the easier it will be to caulk along with giving the caulk more surface area to adhere to.
 
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Old 11-20-17, 03:17 AM
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And remember to use a damp sponges rinsed often to sooth and remove excess caulk before it dries. Let dry just a few minutes then dress.
 
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Old 11-20-17, 06:24 AM
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Before I caulked it I would clean up the gap with a putty knife, if not it's going to come out rough looking and there's no place for the caulk to fill the gap.
Done right only the gap gets filled, and there's none on the face of the trim or on the ceiling.
 
 

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