Reader Question

Just a quick question.  I have installed a chair rail.  I caulked the top part but was wondering if I should caulk the bottom part too?  You can see the bottom part when standing, though.  Need an expert advise.


Ken’s Answer

Yes, I would caulk below the chair rail.  No rule says you have to, but let personal pride in your own craftsmanship guide your actions.

The payoff will come some day when a guest in your home comments on the quality of your finish, your attention to detail — even in places people would normally never notice — and you’ll feel a great sense of pride.

Good luck with the chair rail!

Cheers, Ken

[This is part of our How to Install Moldings series]