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Old 03-31-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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Installing trim where ceiling meets wall.....


I was thinking of installing a small trim like crown moulding, not as wide as crown moulding, where the ceiling meets the wall.

Basically, so I can avoid taping there.

How would I attach it on?

The one I have seen is made of MDF board. Do I attach it with those really skinny little nails, that pretty much have no head? But how would I sink them into the trim?


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(I assume you don't have to tape the corners if you install moulding?)

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Old 04-01-2008, 12:09 AM   #2
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Do I attach it with those really skinny little nails, that pretty much have no head?
I love girly terminology
Those would be finishing nails, and yes, that's what you'd use.

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But how would I sink them into the trim?
What you need here is a nailset:
http://www.stanleytools.com/default....GORY=NAIL+SETS

Note that there are different size nailsets that correspond to the size of the nail you're using. The point of the nailset sits in a divot in the head of the nail, so that when you pound the nail in, the nailset doesn't slip off (at least, in theory) and put a hole in your trim.

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Old 04-01-2008, 08:17 AM   #3
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Those would be finishing nails, and yes, that's what you'd use.




What you need here is a nailset:
http://www.stanleytools.com/default....GORY=NAIL+SETS

Note that there are different size nailsets that correspond to the size of the nail you're using. The point of the nailset sits in a divot in the head of the nail, so that when you pound the nail in, the nailset doesn't slip off (at least, in theory) and put a hole in your trim.
Thanks very much for the information. I have become so knowledgeable at this forum.......
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Yummy!!!!!!!!! What the heck am I going to do with you? hmmmm did my keyboard say that? bad keyboard. Yes Finishing nails, nailset, nail into the top plate. Next question you are going to be asking is how to make the corner joints, so I will wait to answer until you get to the problem
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Yummy!!!!!!!!! What the heck am I going to do with you? hmmmm did my keyboard say that? bad keyboard. Yes Finishing nails, nailset, nail into the top plate. Next question you are going to be asking is how to make the corner joints, so I will wait to answer until you get to the problem
Yes Jackie, I have been thinking about those corners.
I imagine I would mitre them together. I have a compound mitre saw, and it does angle cutting. But how will I know if they will fit in right?
How do I know what degree angle I have? There must be some sort of secret.
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You can get a Senco nailer for cheep - it will save you a lot of headaches (and time)
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:29 PM   #8
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You still want to tape the corner for two reasons. First for fire protection and code, and secondly, because if you are using factory edges of drywall at the ceiling/wall corner, you will be installing the crowm moulding within the factory depressed tape seam, and the depressed area will be very ugly when painted. Since you seem to be doing a good bit of ongoing improvement projects, it would be well worth the money for one of the little compressor/multiple gun kits readily available at the big boxes. While not trade tough models, they are adequate for typical HO projects; not only saving you tons of aggravation over hand nailing, but giving much better results.


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