Best way to close this gap?

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    Between granite countertop and wall due to walls not being square. Caulk? Regular painters caulk or something better?

    The gap is about 3/8" at it's widest.

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    Scribe it. Pull it and grind it to fit.
     
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    ...or scribe the drywall and cut it back where needed.
     
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    Or put a backsplash around the back and side walls, cut from matching granite, or a complimentary ceramic tile.
     
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    What does "scribe it" mean?

    Is this related to scribe moulding strips like what is used in cabinets?
     
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    Just use a spacer the same size as the widest part of the gap.
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    So you're telling me to put a piece of wood in the hole? What do I use to fasten/anchor it in?

    And what type of wood am I buying here? That looked like a baseboard in that video, but would that work in my case?
     
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    Use the wood to make a template or a guide to transfer the wall shape to the countertop, then trim the contertop to fit the wall.
    However, that probably won't work in this case, because then you'd have a gap by the stove. The scribing should have been done before the countertop was cut to length. At this point I would do the backsplash to cover the gap.

    Good idea to have something to protect the wall in the area anyway.
     
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    Like others have suggested the back-splash should do a good job of hiding the gap.
     
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    Wouldn't trimming the countertop just give me a bigger gap? Also, I can't trim granite.

    I don't know the definition of scribing. Can I fill this gap with some wood?
     
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    I didn't plan on having backsplash on the left wall, just the back.
     
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    Might be worth a re-consider at this point. Anything you put in the gap will show it's age in time. A ceramic or matching granite backsplash would be a one time and it's done solution. Also, at some point, something will get spilled on the counter. Having a backsplash will be a nice barrier when that happens.
     
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    I already have this glass tile I'm putting everywhere else. I suppose I could add it to the left wall also.

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