Time of glory! You’re almost there! Please follow these sound advices to ensure you successfully complete this last installation and finishing step for your crown mouldings, baseboards, and cymas.
- You should work on a painted surface (wall) or one covered with wallpaper. Make sure the wall is cleaned, free from dust, grease or other such matters.
- Mouldings can be painted or stained before installation. It is actually recommended to paint or stain before installation since you would then avoid the masking preparation step required if you paint after installation. However, touch-ups will still be necessary following installation (see the Finishing section).
- If you paint your mouldings, do not use a paint roller.
- It is recommended to perform a paint test on a section of the moulding that will not be visible once installed.
- Before painting or staining, make sure the moulding is dust-free.
- Mouldings require 2 to 3 coats of paint. Make sure each coat is thoroughly dry before applying the next coat.
- Make sure to pierce the mouldings, cymas, and baseboards before fixing them with a nailing gun. This will prevent splits in the moulding.
- Nail the mouldings with 1 ½-inch finishing nails. Longer nails could reach wires behind the wall.
- Cymas should be installed between 36 to 42 inches from the floor.
- If you’ve painted or stained your mouldings before installation, apply touch-ups as needed.
- Small cracks (e.g. in corners or between the moulding and the wall) and other minor flaws can be corrected with caulk that can then be painted.
So you’ve completed your project!
If you’re still not sure how to go about it, call us! (Lien à Contact) Mineault Finition has the experience, expertise and skills to install your mouldings, cymas, baseboards, ogee mouldings, and door and window frames as per trade practice!