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Four Tips for Installing New Moulding in Your Home

November 14, 2014 by | David | There have been 0 comments

You’ve selected your Douglas Fir moulding from Altrufir, and now it’s time to give it permanent residence. Before you dive into your moulding installation project, brush up on these tips and tricks to make your home’s newest asset a guaranteed success.

Prepare Your Space
Locate all of the studs on your wall, and mark them with a pencil. It’s also a good idea to draw up a room plan and lay out your moulding in the order of installation. This ensures that you won’t mistakenly put a piece of moulding on the wrong way: this extra step will save you from a whole lot of trouble in the long run.

Check, Double Check, and Triple Check Your Measurements
Nothing is more frustrating when installing crown moulding than the realization that you didn’t take the proper measurements. Measure the length of the wall and mark it clearly on your molding, then repeat this process at least three times. Remember: it’s always better to have too much material than too little. When in doubt, overestimate your length. You can always pare back later on.

Get Clean-Cut Corners with a Compound Miter Saw
Nothing ruins the effect of moulding quite like jagged corners. A miter saw makes it easy to achieve those 45 degree angles you need to create a seamless installation. Remember to practice using the saw with a few sample pieces of moulding before you tackle the real thing.

Load Up on Wood Filler
Think of wood filler as your magic wand: It is the perfect way to make nail holes, seams, and other imperfections disappear. Simply cover the affected area with wood filler, sand the space after it dries, then polish it off with a layer of paint.

With the right tools and raw materials, learning how to install crown moulding has never been easier. Get your moulding at Altrufir today and turn your home into a beacon of beauty!

 


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