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Old 03-17-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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Installing ceiling trim with uneven ceiling.

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I am about to install ceiling trim in our renovated main room. The ceiling, while for the most part is nice and flat and even, there is one particular section that is dipped a bit by an inch or so.

What is the best pracice to install the trim?

Do I just place the trim flat against the normal ceiling height and just follow the dip? I think that would make the trim look odd.

What about installing the trim starting at the lowest point in the ceiling and going from there? That would mean there would be a gap from the top of the trim to the ceiling.

NOTE: according to home depot, this is "door trim" not crown molding; we went the affordable route



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Old 03-18-2010, 04:20 PM   #2
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You could possibly scribe in the trim around the bump.

Why is the bump there in the first place, probably is fixable.


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Old 03-18-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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I agree with the previous comment, ... if the ceiling is fixable, may be worth doing that first. If not, I would go in a straight line leaving the gap betreew the ceiling and the trim. After that is done, fill the gap with some filler (plastic wood, drywall compound or something of that nature. Then paint it the same colour (Canadian spelling) as the trim. The result would bt a thicker section of trim but it would not be as noticible as a gap and the line around the room would be straight. Good luck.
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yes scribing it is the best way if the ceiling isnt to far out of straight and doesn't go past and detail in your trim. I have also put a 1x up first and scribed that to the ceiling if the ceiling is way out and there are many areas that needed to be scribed then your crown or what ever your using will sit nice to the 1x leaving a 1/4" reviel culking and filling are opptions but use a puddy knife and not your finger so it it straight and flat and when painted it should all blend in.
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