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Filling in gaps in wooden staircase - wood filler or caulk

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by darrenbgray, 9 Sep 2015.

  1. darrenbgray

    darrenbgray

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    Hi,

    I am about to embark on painting my staircase white and am wondering what I should use to fill the gaps, wood filler or caulk? I've attached a photo to help.
     

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    caulk would be my answer, then use a good sealer against the varnish/wood stain, undercoat ( two coats) and finish coat
     
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    Caulk for sure.... A nice neat stream of caulk in the gap and painted as mentioned by bosswhite. Keep the caulk to just a thin neat constant stream so as to avoid running your finger along and creating another line in the caulk.
     
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    You have to be careful with caulk, cut a small angle on the caulk nozzle, slow and easy better to fill twice than too much. I use a silicone tool to remove any excess: See Here These are the best i've tried for awkward places. make sure you have some wet wipes too to clean your hands and any tools.
     
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    Thanks guys for the advice. I will give it a go with the caulk as suggested
     
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