Brad nails holes in trims

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gsahlot
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Brad nails holes in trims

Post by gsahlot » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:32 am

Hi,

I just installed some window, doors trims and baseboards. All material is MDF and I used 18ga bradnails. I already painted the trims before installation. What is the best way to do the finishing? What material should I use to fill the bradnails holes, caulking or something else? Thanks.

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A. Spruce
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Re: Brad nails holes in trims

Post by A. Spruce » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:43 am

Dap Spackle. Force it into the holes so that it puffs out, let dry, lightly sand. A finish top coat of the entire trim will blend it all together.

You might want to do a test, to make sure that the MDF didn't pucker around the nail, if it did, then it will need some light sanding to bring it flush to the surface. Fill with spackle first, sand until flush, repaint.
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