Painting Window ledge


Postby AlGBarker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:12 am

Hi all,

We spent a life time making sure all the window ledges were neat and tidy. They looked great once painted too, but 4 months on and the joins between the wooden ledges in the bays has cracked the paint... very annoying!

If I go over the join with decorators caulk and then gloss paint will that stop it from cracking in the future?

Thanks.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:41 am

no guarantees it will stop. wood is a natural product and expands and contracts with temperature and moisture fluctuations. caulk will help as its flexible.
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