Archive for September 21st, 2004

Caulk hides all wounds

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

The Second Refinishing Guy came by today to give me an estimate for stripping and refinishing the woodwork. He noticed something that I had never noticed: Almost all the woodwork was caulked to the plaster.

Yes, you heard me. Almost all of the woodwork. Caulked. To the plaster.

Now when I was in the back closet in the basement, I noticed a half dozen tubes of DAP ALEX Painters Caulk, and I couldn’t figure out what the previous owner had been using it for.

Well now I know.

Stripping the woodwork is going to be just that much more fun.

On a side note, Second Refinishing Guy suspects that the wood panelling in upstairs foyer and on the staircase isn’t original. I suspect he may be right as it seems to have been installed on top of plaster as it’s almost flush with the other trim.