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mferguson0414 03-05-2012 05:11 AM

Loctite instead of finish nails
 
I am adding insulation around my windows. When I am ready to put the trim back up do you think there will be a problem using Loctite Molding adhesive instead of finishing nails? The trim is quite old, maybe not as old as the house which is 112 years old.

Thanks,
Matt

oh'mike 03-05-2012 05:18 AM

That stuff will hold it--but will be virtually ruined if you ever need to remove it again--

With an antique house removing baseboards and casing is sometimes needed--Why don't you want to nail it?

PoleCat 03-05-2012 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 870760)
That stuff will hold it--but will be virtually ruined if you ever need to remove it again--

With an antique house removing baseboards and casing is sometimes needed--Why don't you want to nail it?

In my house any nail in the wall can lead to cracked plaster. The vibration goes down the lath and more often than not fractures the nearby plaster.

Tom Struble 03-05-2012 08:07 AM

hmm,interesting..

md2lgyk 03-05-2012 08:25 AM

Try predrilling the nail holes.

ddawg16 03-05-2012 09:07 PM

I have had good luck using RTV (silicone). Not too hard to remove if need be.....only downside....you have to use tape to hold it in place overnight....

chrisBC 03-06-2012 01:39 PM

Only thing I can think of is that if it doesn't hold right away, may have some movement that you wouldn't risk nailing it.

Also as mentioned will be a pain to remove.

woodworkbykirk 03-07-2012 10:22 PM

honestly i dont know how many times ive seen diyer's install trim with only adhesive and no nails.... every time the trim is falling off within a couple years.. you need to use a mechanical fastener to hold the trim on.. over time the paper on the drywall can breakdown do to moisture, or constantly kitting the trim with a vacuum will loosen it.. as the trim loosens the paper on the board comes with it.......

joecaption 03-07-2012 10:35 PM

Predrill or use a pneumatic nail gun no added damage will be done and it will stay in place.
Just do it right and not the "easy way" or it will just end up be a harder to do do over.

Minich 03-15-2012 05:22 PM

He's right (joecaption). We have plaster walls as well. The pneumatic gun is so fast, with such slight vibration, I've not had a problem. If you do get some splitting, try a piece of masking take directly over each space you're going to nail.

Minich 03-15-2012 05:22 PM

masking *tape


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