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How to Install Crown Molding Yourself

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Crown molding can add a beautiful touch of distinction to any room. You'll definitely have to figure out how to install crown molding before you take on this task. Once you understand the process, you will be a pro!

Crown molding is so important because it leads people to look upward in a room. It can really define the personality of the room itself.

There are many different styles for you to choose from so don't worry about not finding some crown molding to fit your tastes.

Thankfully, this is definitely a project you can do yourself if you are handy at all. You will need to be skilled enough to measure carefully.

If you don't, the molding could end up looking unprofessional and messy! It will also require you to cut the crown molding based on your measurements.

When you choose the design you want, think of the tone you want to create. Consider your furniture and other decorations in the room before purchasing.

Once you've made your decision you'll definitely be ready to learn how to install crown molding.

Once you've made your decision, check the walls and ceiling for any sag or swaying. These are especially common in homes that are not new.

If you do find some sag it could affect the way your crown molding goes on the wall. The best thing to do is to use plaster to even out the area where the crown molding will go.

Then you're ready to gather your materials. Get adhesive, fasteners, caulking, and everything else you can think of that you'll need.

Then, draw a line around the room that will represent the bottom of the crown molding. Then, you should mark where the studs are in the wall.

Next, cut your crown molding to fit the length of the walls. You will need to try and place each piece before you actually use the adhesive to put it on.

This is much easier than trying to put it on with the adhesive only to have to take it off later. Once you've ensured a proper fit you can use the adhesive to permanently stick the crown molding on the walls.

Once you are finished, let the adhesive sit on the crown molding for a fill day. Then you can caulk above and below the crown molding. You are now finished with your project!

Learning how to install crown molding is a great achievement. This is definitely something you'll want to show off to all of your friends and family members. Your room will look so much better once you are finished installing crown molding.

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