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We have a 75 year old cabin. The chinking strips are very wide (abount 4 in). On both the exterior and interior chinkong, there are sections that have fell off in chunks. While no gaps are showing, the appearance has led to the state rangers inspections to have us fix them. It appears that the chinking is mortar-based. Wht is the best way to repair this and keep a cohesive appearance? Would the synthetic chinking material make it look "patched"? I also noticed chinking peeled away fro the

Answer:

I do not think that that new latex chinking will look any more "patched" than mixing up a fresh batch of mortar and trying to fill them in. There are 2 or 3 differrent colors of latex that would be close to the mortar look. Go to www.timelesswoodcare.com for color charts and to order.

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