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Homeowner2015
Baseboard and molding separation
Homeowner2015

I am looking for some advice for possible causes behind separation between baseboard and drywall, shoe and baseboard, mostly in and around corners, and the joints in some window and door frames.

My place is a 3 flat in Chicago and it is a duplex down. The building is 14 years old. I just had the place painted- walls and trim in Oct 2013. I also had the floors refinished.

With the baseboards, could it be the way the baseboards were reattached? Or could it be the caulking/painting that was done? I noticed 3-4 spots where the paint is flaking hence why I ask. For the window and door frames it is not a problem with all of them but instead maybe 10% of them. Could that just be a poor miter job?

Any thoughts on any of this? I can attach pictures if that helps.

PS, Or is this all due to the Chicago cold weather?

Thanks in advance!

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Baseboard and molding separation
HoustonRemodeler

I'd wait until the spring comes and the heater is turned off for a week or two. If you still have the problems, then caulk and paint.

dj1
Re: Baseboard and molding separation
dj1

Could be humidity, could be low temps, could be the way they are attached and even the caulking used. Could be a lot of things.

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