Thanks for the feed back John, and take it from me, once you have given the
plasterboard and woodwork a few decent coats of paint you'll wonder what all
the worry was about - but as you say, it was a learning curve and the next
one will be easier to do.
All the best,
Again, and despite some ignorant remarks here on the topic, if you
have a gap left between the back of the arch., and the wall (which
ideally you wouldn't, but anyway), decorator's caulk is designed to
fill such a gap, and be painted over. Apply with a gun, and smooth
level with the arch. with a dampened, square offcut of wood and you
won't see the join.
I hope that's not 'aimed' at me Richard? LOL
As a matter of interest, I have, and still do use painters caulking AND have
it on-hand in the workshop (in fact I used a very tiny amount today to fill
a couple of holes twixt wall and ceiling before painting) - but like all
things, there is a correct time and place to use it (in the case of the OP,
that would be the time and place) - but not as an excuse to cover up
deliberate bodges in poor workmanship (as I have seen) - especially on
simple mitres that are easily cut using any of the patent guides available
from the 'sheds' or good tool suppliers.
It's interesting though how simple things cause the most 'arguments' within
the Usenet hierarchy - all great fun. ROTFL
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