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    ceiling repair advice needed

    what you see here is a gap between an exterior wall and the ceiling. in the 30 years here is may have grown a slight fraction of an inch. I am going to paint the ceiling and would like to patch it. ...the easiest and least messy way as i do not want it to get on the granite. If I tried to just fill the gap with caulk, i know it would drip. My idea is to pack the gap first with some kind of cord so where I could layer some caulk over it. How would you approach this?
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    Get the right size backer rod, (a foam product) and caulk it with OSI. Clean the stone with pain thinner and paint.
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      Originally posted by Vitaman View Post
      what you see here is a gap between an exterior wall and the ceiling. in the 30 years here is may have grown a slight fraction of an inch. I am going to paint the ceiling and would like to patch it. ...the easiest and least messy way as i do not want it to get on the granite. If I tried to just fill the gap with caulk, i know it would drip. My idea is to pack the gap first with some kind of cord so where I could layer some caulk over it. How would you approach this?
      How thick is the crack? it does not look thick. Caulking should not drip .
      Done right caulking is clean and neat.
      If you want to fill the crack you have a couple of choices.
      Use some use regular insulation that you cut and shove up there with a putty knife and then when satisfied caulk it or buy Glazing compound which is a putty
      Roll the putty in your hand into a ball. then roll it it into a cylindrical piece like a rope. Not too long and shove it in with your hands. Repeat.
      Use paint thinner to clean up
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