Add Decorative Molding To Plain Baseboard Molding
Baseboard molding constitutes an extremely important part of any house remodel project. It is a significant architectural component that can easily add a great deal of sophistication and elegance to the interior of a room. Essentially, such baseboards are used to cover up the place where the flooring coincides with the walls. If such baseboards are not present, a small space would remain between the walls.
Decorative molding can easily be added onto plain baseboard and there exist several different choices for moldings. However, it is necessary to take into account a number of factors before choosing what kind of molding to buy. With a few basic tools and a few hours of your time, molding can easily be added to a plain baseboard. Follow the steps below to add decorative molding to a plain baseboard.
Take off Old Trim and Measure New Molding
Before proceeding with the next steps, put on all of your protective gear, as the next few steps can be slightly risky. Now, take off your old decorative molding, and cut out the new trim based on the previous one’s measurements. If the old trim comes is in pieces by the time it comes off, then simply measure the wall with a tape measure where the new mold shall be placed. Keep in mind the fact that mold pieces must be cut at 45-degree angles when performing this step.
Cut a Mold
Now that the mold has been properly measured, it is now time for it to be cut. Use a hand saw to chop up the mold and cut it into pieces. Make sure you use a fine saw for this purpose.
Paint The New Mold
Next, you need to paint the new molding with a chosen color. Of course, such a color should be chosen which is in sync with the interior of the house. Spread out a newspaper below the molding, and using a paintbrush start painting all over the new molding. Give sufficient time for the paint to dry off before moving onto the next step.
Install Mold on Baseboard
The last step is to affix the molding to the baseboard. Hold the new molding against the baseboard, and use a nail gun to nail it into place. If a nail gun is not available, then simply make use of a hammer to perform this task. However, do ensure the nails are properly embedded inside the molding so that it does not come loose from the baseboards. By now, your new molding shall have properly adhered to the baseboard and will provide your room with a newer and fresher look. Make sure you clean up and put away any extra nails to avoid an accident