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stymie222 12-10-2012 05:40 PM

Bathroom Crown Molding
 
I would like to install 3" Crown Molding in our bath. I will be installing a larger than needed exhaust fan.
Even with the fan, this location tends to be a high moisture area at times.
What type of material should the molding be or not be made of ?
I will use a good sealer/paint and use mildew resistant caulk.

Thanks for any advise.

DannyT 12-10-2012 08:22 PM

they do make a plastic or polyfoam crown. the big orange place carries some of it

chitownken 12-10-2012 09:24 PM

I would avoid MDF trim. MDF swells with moisture. PVC or similar plastic would probably be the best choice. Think that foam would hold moisture and tend to promote mold growth. I have poplar trim on my bathroom, but primed and 2 coats of paint on the back side as well as the front. Been a little over 7 years since I put it up and no issues so far. Do have high CFM fan and we are religious about running the fan at least 15 minutes after done showering. Get a timer for the fan if you don't have one already.

hand drive 12-11-2012 04:11 PM

a pvc crown would work or a good stain grade crown without finger joists in it.

woodworkbykirk 12-11-2012 06:10 PM

clear pine is the most economical. .the foam stuff needs to be glued and nailed really well because its so flexilble, typically sets of 3 nails every 8-12"


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