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Old 01-24-2011, 05:57 PM   #61
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Dap crackshot is what we use
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:16 PM   #62
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I usually paint my own work. I fill with wood filler, and use a wet rag when it's dry. I shoot 15 ga. into framing for most trim, 18 ga brads into other trim for small stuff like shoe. I have used the pink vinyl spackle, but only to fill nail holes in old drywall when I don't already have a mud pan going, but we're talking about trim.

I would never use caulk. A painter I used to use used caulk for everything. I didn't like it, and he refused to use something that wouldn't shrink / show nail holes. He also liked switching up paints, and all but refused to oil base doors / trim even though I specified before he bid. He used latex on a job I spec'd oil on, and that's why I paint my own jobs now. Less hassle, and I make more money. I got to where I only have a sparky, and a plumber. I only have a sparky because of licensing, and I'm working on fixing that too. My plumber is awesome though

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Yes I know my friend, sometimes it can be more cost effective to sub work out ssuch as the painting of cabinets, I think I would do the same tking.

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glazing for NC or jobs not worth the effort...........wood filler and a rag for most jobs...........wood filler and sand paper for a glass finish


on average i use wood putty and a rag for all the low work and putty/sand paper for anything eye level
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Minwax Stainable Wood Filler, interior/exterior,

accepts oil, gel and water based stains

latex based, quick drying, sandable, soap & water clean up
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i use pink dap drydex on nail holes, don't put heaps on just enough to fill the hole. sand and you are good to paint. i caulk the top with painters caulking... that seems to work well... the drydex if you put enough on it has limited shrink....
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Pink Dap Spackle (Drydex) is the best I've used. Done well, there is very little sanding and it doesn't shrink hardly at all. Also, changes color when it's dry. Doug w/ D&S, 36 years exp.
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latex chaulk good but flashes as well as auto filler wtf which flashes worse wood filler is good but even the stainable shows i quit buying small cups of filler for five bucks to just sit on the shelf and get hard after awhfile if you do drywall repairs you should have a bag of twenty minute drywall mud this stuff dries fast hard as concrete sands eazy hardly ever flashes doesnt set on the shelf and get hard but its not stainable
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dap fast and final. or sometimes we use 20/20. structo light for gaps.
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Crawfords hands down. Easy to work with and sands like butter.
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I use drydex, and sometime I used the PL wood filler. Depends on the job both work great for me.
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I use Drydex for paint grade work.
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Anyone use durhams water putty?
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Pink Dap Spackle (Drydex) is the best I've used. Done well, there is very little sanding and it doesn't shrink hardly at all. Also, changes color when it's dry. Doug w/ D&S, 36 years exp.
I like the Pink stuff too
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the little blue lid of spackle not sure of the name but roll up a ball and let it dry out a little then fill wipe with your and and ready for paint
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I used to use light weight spackle but I would occasionally miss areas on the clean up and have globs of now hardened spackle that are painted over. I never thought about the pink stuff for it. At least I can see if I miss a glob of it. I'm going to try it tomorrow. I was using DAP painters laytex and still will for along the edges. The corners, splices and nail holes that stuff has been giving me trouble with shrinking the last couple years. Especially this time of year when the heats on.
I considered using window glazing but I thought you HAD to use oil base for that to cure?
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I just used the white ellmers wood filler in the squeeze tube. Dried fast.. I liked it. Will buy again

The pl solvent based wood filler in the can is very good also. Just smelly!

Alex fast dry for all seams and on top of trim.
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I considered using window glazing but I thought you HAD to use oil base for that to cure?

Never heard of that? I've used the stuff and it dried without the paint no problem
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I used to use light weight spackle but I would occasionally miss areas on the clean up and have globs of now hardened spackle that are painted over. I never thought about the pink stuff for it. At least I can see if I miss a glob of it. I'm going to try it tomorrow.
The Pink stuff only Pink when it's wet,, when dry it's white and ready to sand.
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I just used the white ellmers wood filler in the squeeze tube. Dried fast.. I liked it. Will buy again

The pl solvent based wood filler in the can is very good also. Just smelly!

Alex fast dry for all seams and on top of trim.
I went to the DAP website. It used to say "use only" oil based paint unless you let it cure for a few days. Now the lable just reccomends using oil based paint. That was the canned stuff. The laytex tube just says let it dry then paint it with anything. It also said it took several days to dry. I used to like the DAP "33" stuff in the can because it would mold real nice into the crack and when you painted it, it would smooth out with the brush and the joints where undetectable.

Used the Pink stuff today and I wasn't too impressed. I guess I'll keep on trying until I get something I like to work with. I have quite a few Crown jobs coming. Maybe I'll try the Elmers again.

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