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Jeff73
Seam appears where Window Moulding comes together
Jeff73

Hi all,

The issue I'm having in my bathroom is at the 45 degree junction of my window moulding, the seam pulls apart. Does anyone have a fix for this? I don't mind taking them down in order to do fix it correctly. I've included photos of the problem.

Thanks,

Jeff

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ordjen
Re: Seam appears where Window Moulding comes together
ordjen

 

Wooden woodwork expands and contracts with heat and humidity, often corresponding to the seasons. That it is in a bath probably doesn't help.

What makes it more objectionable is that the crack appears as a dark gap. It would look much better if you merely rub a little white caulk into the crack  and then simply wipe off the excess from the surface. Of course, you can to touch up the  caulk after it dries with matching paint An elastomeric caulk will have the better chance of holding, as it can move with the wood. Ridgid spackling compound would have a lesser chance of holding.

Jack
Re: Seam appears where Window Moulding comes together
Jack

Jeff, I always glue the 45 pieces together and have not had your propblem with them seperating.

Jack

HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: Seam appears where Window Moulding comes together
HandyAndyInMtAiry

Jeff,

When you cut the trim, did you prime the exposed wood? I almost bet that you didn't. That will cause what you are experiencing. All six sides of the trim need to be primed. I also paint my exposed sections. If you are using cheap pine, that will do that all the time in a bathroom no matter if you prime everything or not. You should use popular or cedar in a bathroom for all woodwork.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

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