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Suitable product to completely seal joint spaces

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Traveller, 27 Sep 2018.

  1. Traveller

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    Hi all.

    What would be the best product or type of product to COMPLETELY seal any gaps between the joints of a wooden bed frame that would prevent the tiniest of bedbugs from either getting in or out. I understand that bed bugs can be as thin as a sheet of paper.

    Is there a product that:
    Ensures the joints remain totally sealed for over a year?
    Doesn't crack or come apart from the wood when the joints of the bed move?
    Does not have too strong an odour when applying?
    Sets/dries quickly to allow bed to be used pretty much straight away after applying?
    (Colour isn't important.)

    I have tried tape which looks like carpet tape, but the joints are very awkward and the stupid tape keeps coming undone. Maybe the quality is not too good.

    Would any of the following be suitable?
    https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-filler-all-purpose-flexible-ready-mixed-330g/p/0215767
    https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-wood-filler-flexible-ready-mixed-white-330g/p/0077959
    https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-lets-create-pva-glue-500ml/p/0300256
    https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/sellotape-sellotac-original-45g/p/0422575

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. foxhole

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    Pointless excessive , bedbugs live in the mattress.
     
  3. Traveller

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    Thanks for your reply, foxhole.

    Unfortunately, they live in cracks, crevices, joints and all sorts of other places.

    Their excrement seems to converge around the joint where the wooden leg meets the adjoining beam. The mattress is encased in a waterproof protector with a zip that encloses the entire mattress, not just one of those that are similar to a fitted sheet. The area where the zip ends is taped over. Unfortunately, I don't think mattress protectors will have taped seams like they do in waterproof clothing, so it is possible that bugs can sneak between gaps in stitching, however, I am leaning towards the bed frame.

    For argument's sake, ignoring the bedbug issue, is there a suitable product that can seal gaps between wooden joints, remain flexible enough not to crack/come apart from the movement of the joints and is also durable to last a while?

    Thanks.
     
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  5. Traveller

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    Thanks foxhole, appreciate it.
     
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