Here's a few tips as you plan your crown moulding project:
- If this is your first time hanging crown moulding purchase a few extra yards of moulding and make some practice cuts. Label your best practice pieces to use later as templates.
- Prime and paint (or stain and varnish) all sides of the moulding, including the back, before you install it. This will help keep it from warping and save you considerable time later.
- Always exercise caution when cutting your moulding. Wear appropriate hearing and eye protection.
- Using a nail gun is a great way to save time and achieve better results when hanging your crown moulding. If you plan to do crown moulding in more than one room, the purchase of a nail gun will be an awesome investment.
4. Tools & Materials:
- Tools: Nail gun, measuring tape, 4-foot level, power-miter saw, power drill, clamps, stud finder, paint sprayer or brushes.
- Materials: Nails, caulk gun, moulding, caulk, wood putty, paint or stain.
You can also log on to www.homedepot.com/crownmoulding and check out the great project guide for more tips on how to install crown moulding.