Question For Carpenters From Painters - Page 3 - Carpentry - Contractor Talk

Question For Carpenters From Painters

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-26-2010, 09:33 PM   #41
Registered User
MRB 6.5TD's Avatar
Trade: Carpentry
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

Re: Question For Carpenters From Painters

Originally Posted by Leo G View Post
Wood will move and joints will open. It is going to happen unless you glue.

If you only nail it will look great for some time. But it will open up. No doubt in my mind.

x2 100% .. IT's a must. Also make sure the glue is stainable. Don't have to overdue it.
MRB 6.5TD is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!




Old 04-27-2010, 09:42 AM   #42
orson's Avatar
Trade: Kitchen & Bath
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Millersville, PA
Posts: 1,347
Rewards Points: 502

Re: Question For Carpenters From Painters

I always glue every miter joint with no exceptions and consider it hackery not to do so.

When I'm doing raw stain grade trim I use a stainable wood glue and try to keep the glue to the back of the miter so no glue squeezes out.

Even wiping stain grade wood with a damp cloth can produce a fluctuation in the way the stain takes, so I try to get zero glue squeezing out of the joint, but if I do I wipe the glue off by running my finger down the miter joint wiping the excess into the joint where it will show up the least when stained.

My preference is to install the trim stained and with 1 coat of finish then fill the holes with color matched putty and then apply another finish coat.
orson is offline  
Old 05-06-2010, 06:38 PM   #43
New Guy
gdwoodbutcher's Avatar
Trade: carpenter cont.
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chicago Illinois
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 10

Re: Question For Carpenters From Painters

Hello Carl, I assume your kidding about Illinois carpenters. The casings should be glued at mitres and butt joints at sill, as well as the apron to underside of sill. Any squeeze out should be wiped away with damp rag. (double check a few minutes later to make sure I got all traces, if it's still coming out, well then the joint is not very tight !) The casings are NOT supposed to be glued to the window, it makes them impossible to change out in the future, just well nailed to jamb and wall with nice even spacing thru-out. I never sand mitres, as then you must sand entire piece, and then I'd be doing the painters job. I also do not fill nail holes as the painter will likely want to stain first. It sounds like you should talk with Homeowners, before you sign to do the work, because it sounds like a LOT of extra work because some guy couldn't bother to clean up after himself. If your a sub for the installer, well, good luck with that. My experience with window installation companies is they ONLY care about speed. Once there done, they know the customer won't need them for another couple decades. Anyways, Illinois has TON'S of great carpenters, and painters!


gdwoodbutcher is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question from lawyer trying to help contractor scp Business 52 02-25-2011 01:23 AM
Question for GC re: rough/final cleans britanie General Discussion 6 06-07-2009 06:42 PM
Contract question MACEXCAVATING Excavation & Site Work 4 12-20-2008 09:24 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for

At we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?