How To Fill In The Gap Between The Wall And Baseboard (EASY Tutorial)

This is a quick video that I made to show you how to fill in the gap between the wall and baseboard. Many people think that you simply have to install the baseboard and paint right over them; however, this will leave them with an unfinished look. The only way to achieve an awesome look on your wall moulding is to fill in the gap with drywall compound (wood filler or silicone caulk can be substituted for the compound).

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Comments

Aydin Ilker says:

biggest waste of time, if a big boss saw you do that on the job site he’ll tell u to pack ur stuff and go, caulking is the right way mate

clutch2827 says:

Better call Saul

Celeae says:

Guess lawyering didn’t work out for Saul

John Smith says:

bad advise

TeaPips says:

Great video. Thanks. What about the gap at the bottom of the bass board?

lorenmark says:

Thanks for this video, it was quite informative! Just curious, why do you prefer to use drywall compound as opposed to caulk to fill in the gap. Looks perfect by the way

zeppy13131 says:

This is a bad, amateur mistake, and you’re not doing anyone a favor by propagating it. Drywall compound isn’t meant for this kind of application. It’s not flexible, and will start cracking as soon as there are any changes in your wall or molding. Try nailing your baseboard to the studs behind it, using a stud finder and a brad gun or small finishing nails. Unless your wall is unusually irregular, this often holds the baseboard perfectly flat against the wall and makes filling unnecessary. If you really do have spaces that must be filled, use flexible paintable caulk, dispensed from a caulking gun.

Dave Redman says:

This seems like a really bad idea. The drywall compound will become quite brittle when it hardens and with the wooden baseboard expanding and contracting with the seasons and humidity, it could cause the drywall compound to crack and break into little pieces. Caulking is a much better idea for this because it bonds better with the wood and its much more flexible.

Jeff84455 says:

Don’t waste your time on this flawed method. People or objects bumping into the base boards will cause the dried mud to crack and fall down behind the boards exposing once again the gaps. Use chalking not raised mud that is unstable when bumped or hit.

Steve Shelton says:

THIS IS NOT A VERY GOOD METHOD.. I USE CAULKING AND IT WORKS A LOT FASTER AND NO SANDING OR TOO MUCH CLEANUP.. PLUS AS THE WALLS EXPAND AND MOVE THE DRYWALL WILL CRACK.. WITH CAULKING THAT WILL NOT CRACK AND WILL MOVE AS THE WALL EXPANDS AND MOVES..

Paul Suchko says:

I have spent hours removing what appears to be latex caulk from the molding which was put in when the house was built since in addition to ALSO cracking like drywall compound it is also “sticky” which causes a lot of dust to accumulate which it is very difficult to remove. I do not have that “stickiness” problem with drywall compound. Perhaps silicon caulk would not have this issue but once bitten twice shy.

Marc Lois says:

After you’ve applied it with your finger, why not scrape it off first and then use a rag, Not as messy.

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Lynne Yancy says:

Thank you for this! It’s exactly what I needed to learn today.

Joe N says:

good way to keep bed bugs and cockroaches from hiding in the walls…..excellent idea

Nickolas Boudreaux says:

HUGE learning session here. If you wipe something up and there’s still material left behind you will have to wipe AGAIN and AGAIN till it’s all gone. Thank GOD you made sure to tell us this vital information. By the way trim caulk is the way to go for this. It moves with the wood during the different seasons and things bumping the baseboards.

Pasha Garanyan says:

Nice movie. However you can make it yourself. Just google woodprix and learn how to do it easily.

Laima Roscher says:

Not good method it will crack later. Better works with caulking.

Shasta Kennon says:

I just love your project. On WoodPrix I’ve found great wood instructions to make it too 🙂

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