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John Lambeth  941.475.2630


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Installing Crown Moulding

  • Choose good quality wood and the correct molding size for your room.

  • Install backer board to help stabilize molding.

  • Prime, sand, and paint molding before installing.

  • Bind adjoining molding edges with Titebond III Wood Glue before nailing in place.

  • Sand and filled nail holes with putty and then smooth surface again before applying paint.

  • Caulk the joint between the two adjoining surfaces with Elastomeric Acrylic Urethane Sealant, a plasticized sealant to help with energy transference and pest control.

  • Before applying final coat of paint, closely inspect the molding surface.


All ceiling and wall joints will be caulked (left side is not caulked yet)

Installing backer board

Installed primed and painted molding over backer board

Measuring length of molding

Cutting angle on molding

Placing primed and painted molding over backer board

Using template for correct angle and then nailing molding into place

Dabbing brush with Titebond III Wood Glue

Placing wood glue on molding edge

Placing glue on adjacent molding edge

Spreading wood glue with small brush for even coverage

Joining edges with 1" nails

Sanding nail holes

Filling nail holes with putty

Removing excess filler with putty knife

Caulking joint with Elastomeric Acrylic Urethane Sealant

Looking for nail holes and filling with putty

Removing excess putty with knife

Painting with Benjamin Moore semi-gloss

Finished Corner