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Old 01-14-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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How do you experts paint crown molding & chair rail that has that thin detail on the bottom diving into the wall. I end up painting the bottoms with the wall paint to get it looking decent. I heard that is called the California cut and that is not acceptable in high end work.


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Acceptable or not is up to the owner. In my opinion, it's not acceptable.

However, my opinion is also that real wood crown moulding would not be painted to begin with.

If it's your house and you like it, go with it.
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How do you experts paint crown molding & chair rail that has that thin detail on the bottom diving into the wall...
A 1" or 1.5" brush depending
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However, my opinion is also that real wood crown moulding would not be painted to begin with.
Yep true enough, thats why there is so much mdf used these days because it is going to be painted.
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Personally, I like the way it looks on crown. Our handyman offered a choice with our pre-primed MDF crown, and painted two sections of crown to let us pick.

Certainly the fact that it is easier is a plus, but I like the way it looks also.

I don't do it to base, chair, or casings, just my thin-lipped crown.

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Need some molding around bathroom ceiling to hide some imperfections and separate marble walls from drywall ceiling, but don't want anything large & loud. Can Chair Rail look Ok as crown molding? Any suggestions?
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There are some pretty basic crown moldings available. My old house had crown that was just a 2" curve with a lip on each end. I suppose you could also try to use a simple door/window casing. Since chair rail "bulges", I don't see the ledge that would produce next to your ceiling as looking real good.

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Need some molding around bathroom ceiling to hide some imperfections and separate marble walls from drywall ceiling, but don't want anything large & loud. Can Chair Rail look Ok as crown molding? Any suggestions?

Whenever we install crown in a bathroom we always make sure to prime the back of the crown to protect against moisture. This is best for all crown but not necessary where there is no moisture. Most big box store moldings don't come with the backs primed. Then we make sure to use a good paintable siliconized caulk at the top edge, the bottom edge and the joints then two coats of a good quality topcoat. If the crown is already installed make sure to following the above caulking recommendations. LOL
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Need some molding around bathroom ceiling to hide some imperfections and separate marble walls from drywall ceiling, but don't want anything large & loud. Can Chair Rail look Ok as crown molding? Any suggestions?
Chair rail is commonly used as crown moulding. It's mounted with the thin side facing down.

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