Field Installation and Service Manual IMS122 - Page 3
Caulking Cabinets to Walls
* Caulk all intersections where
crown or shadow molding contacts
the ceiling or soffit.
all exterior cabi-
net joints where
a cabinet comes
into contact with
a painted wall.
Do not caulk
any gaps that
are larger than
Never caulk a
gap larger than
1/4 “ for any
reason. Gaps of
this size should
be handled with
molding or wall
* Caulk all
contact a wall.
* Do not caulk any portion of a gap that exceeds 1/8” unless directed.
Large gaps in these areas must be addressed with applied scribe molding on the cabinetry or repair to the wall.
2.3 Apply the caulking in a smooth continuous bead that fills the gap completely with a minimum of excess. Once it
is applied, it must be quickly smoothed and the excess wiped away with a damp rag.
A properly dressed caulk joint will have a smooth transition from the one surface to the other. It will have no excess
caulking on either surface, and the filled area of the gap will not protrude or shrink back.
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Section 1: IMS 122