Caulking trim ???

(Inspired by a previous thread)
What do people use to caulk trim with?
I typically do caulk most of my white trim and it looks much better and finished.
Trouble is: the usual stuff turns a little greyish yellow and gathers dust real badly and looks pretty bad after a few years. I is really ahrd to clean back to the glowing white.
I have tried various brands and know the more expensive stuff usually looks better, longer. I would love to try silicone based caulk but fear not being able to repaint properly when redecorating every 50-60 years... LOL
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Dap, latex / silicone based. I always run a wet finger down, it stops collecting dirt that way. And you can paint it too.
I don't use straight silicone .. I don't find the performance to be great. The dap resists mold better, adheres better. The straight silicone didn't adhere to my exterior alum siding. While the dap did. The straight silicone after 1 year had popped clean of the alum. The dap... still working.
On 11/26/2010 1:55 PM, Josepi wrote:

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You've got to paint the caulk. Use the same color as the wall, and tape or use a straight-edged mask of some kind so that the top of the baseboard or molding appears to have a constant thickness against the wall.
I usually go around the baseboard like this, sitting down, with a brush and a straight-edged paint mask, painting up onto the wall a few inches above the baseboard. (Do the ceiling line first) Then finish the walls with a roller.
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I always paint over my caulk.
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Aren't you supposed to color within the lines?
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;~0 I can't.
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