Crown Molding and Pot Light Installation Tips and Tricks

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It is a challenge to do crown molding and pot lighting installation but with the right knowledge and skills, you will be able to do it with ease. What makes an aesthetically appealing crown molding? In this article, we will be focusing on a project combining standard crown molding with two-pieces of mold base trim. It is a good idea measuring the length of the wall for the crown molding so you can buy pieces that are long enough to span each wall, and to prevent scarfing pieces together. If you plan using a light-colored stain, choose pieces with the same color or tone, and crown molding is usually installed with the use of handsaw, miter box, and hammer. You can choose to install your crown molding using a brad nailer and miter saw for better results and faster work. Learn more about molding contractors reviews, go here.

If you want a rich and larger look od your crown molding, you can combine it with other types of trim like those with contrasting woods to achieve a two-tone effect. Built-up crown offers a lot of benefits such as eliminating nailing frustrations. In order for you to know where to drive the nails, you can use a chalk to put markings and lines, although professional carpenters put lines and marks right on the ceilings and wall, and just hide them with paint later on. An easier method is sticking bands of 2 inches wide masking tape to the ceiling and walls. Tape will not stick properly if the walls or ceilings are just newly painted, so you need to wait for a couple of weeks before using tape. Now, you can install the trim over the masking tape, and leave it in place to protect your ceiling and walls when you paint or apply a finishing coat. When it comes to the actual trim placement, add the piece to the right next to the first piece in place, and work around the room in that direction, so in that way, you will make most of your 45-degree cuts using a miter saw. By doing so, your molding job becomes easier, and you can also use construction adhesive on the rail (even those areas where you can nail into ceiling joists and studs) for you to use just enough nails, holding the trim into its place until the adhesive sets, with fewer nail holes to fill. Find out for further details on crown moulding  right here.

Remember that you need to miter your ceiling rails both exterior and interior corners, and test the pieces to determine the exact angle. When coping wall rails, it is like coping the crown but you need to stand the trim against the saw’s fence when you’re making the 45-degree miter, and install the outside corners the last to avoid coping both ends. It can be daunting and confusing having a DIY crown molding and pot installation project, so do not hesitate to contact a professional carpenter to help you. Visit our website and check the best crown molding and pot installation companies today!

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