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Old 04-08-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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My home has popcorn ceilings everywhere, it's my starter house and is being upgraded in a lot of places- but I'm not touching that mess. The previous homeowner attempted a crown job in the bathroom and left me with this mess.


I've since pulled down some of the poorly cut pieces and re-cut with fresh trim and have caulked up both the ceiling and wall gaps and it looks like a million bucks. However, his poor craftsmanship has scared me to how difficult it could be in larger rooms in the house. Between the popcorn ceiling and textured wall paint I know I'm going to have a hard time setting the trim flush.

I'd much prefer to find the proper angle and then miter all of my interior corners- but I think between having an old house with unstraight walls, and the texture on ceiling and wall- I'm being forced to cope the joints.

What do you guys think?


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I would be coping them anyway.

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I would be coping them anyway.
First time doing this, cut me a little slack.

Walls A & C, two walls opposite of eachother: 90 degree ends on all corners
Walls B & D, two walls opposite of eachother: 45 degree miter and coped on all corners

I'n not saying that the actual work will be easy, but in theory that's how you do it, right?
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Yes sir, that is in theory how you can do it.
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Can you post a little bit larger photo please?


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My suggestion would be to get rid of that poop on the ceiling first.
Nothing but a dust trap.
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Can you post a little bit larger photo please?


If I knew how to make it smaller I would, sorry.
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If I knew how to make it smaller I would, sorry.
Here you go... If you want, go delete yours... save this one to your hard drive and do what you did the first time to post it up.

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by some odd chance, you aren't in Arizona, are you? My neighbor has the same crown and paint color...was horribly done by the previous owner, who also had a house in Arizona. Wouldn't that be an odd coincedence?
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by some odd chance, you aren't in Arizona, are you? My neighbor has the same crown and paint color...was horribly done by the previous owner, who also had a house in Arizona. Wouldn't that be an odd coincedence?
Sorry partner, never been west of the Mississippi
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Here is the final product after repair and repaint. The brown color is not rendering well but you can at least see how much nicer the molding looks:
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yes, much nicer!
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Looks solid. Nice work.
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Looks solid. Nice work.
Thank you, it wasn't hard at all- I don't know why the hell you would half ass something like that after you already have it up. Spend an extra hour on it and bam, it's like a pro did it.

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