So you are ready to unleash your inner DIYer and learn how to install crown moulding. Great! Today we will look at the steps you will need to take in the crown moulding installation process. Let’s begin with the different types of crown moulding you can choose from.
Where Can You Install Crown Moulding?
When you begin to consider installing crown moulding on your own, you will be presented with a variety of options in terms of the style of your crown moulding, based on where you want to install it:
- Wall Moulding
- Door Moulding
- Cornice Moulding
- Ceiling Moulding
- Door Trim
- Baseboard Trim
The point of knowing where you want to install your crown moulding will determine the type of material you use for it.
What Is Crown Moulding Made of?
Some of the options you may be presented with when looking for crown building supplies include:
- Solid wood crown moulding
- MDF crown moulding (aka Medium Density fibre)
- PVC crown moulding
- Plaster crown moulding
After measuring the area where you will be installing your crown mouldings, and choosing your materials you can get started.
Steps To Install Crown Moulding
Step 1: Cutting the Mould
The hardest part of DIY installing crown moulding is cutting the corners of the moulding. You’re going to want to use a coping saw for this, and if you are unsure as to how to cut crown moulding you can consult a professional.
Step 2: Measure and Mark the Wall
Using a chalk stick and measuring tape, mark on the wall where the bottom edge of the crown moulding will go.
Step 3: Cut the First Piece for The Area
Start by determining the length, take the moulding and use the saw to cut in a straight line at a 90-degree angle. Make sure that both of the mouldings butt against the side walls.
Step 4: Cut Another Piece to Fit the Inside Corner
Use a 45-degree angle point and set the moulding into its place. If you make sure that the edges are pressed firmly against the saw table and the vertical side fence you will have a straight up.
Step 5: Fit and Cut the Crown Mouldin
Fit your pieces together like a puzzle and cut them at a 45-degree angle.
Step 6: Secure Your Joints
Cutting at a slight angle, you want to cut off more from the edge of the moulding. Cut out small pieces to make creating the crown moulding joints easier.
Step 7: Check the Fitting
Again, make sure it is all placed together properly. Look for any gaps that need to be trimmed or filled in this step.
Step 8: Attach Your Moulding to The Wall or Surface You Desire
It’s time to put your masterpiece up! For any missing spaces, you can simply use caulking to fill them up and hide them, and additional slip-ups in step 9.
Depending on the material of your crown mouldings, you can either nail or glue onto the wall.
Step 9: Paint Your Moulding
This is for the first time DIYers, you can paint your moulding to your desired colour to hide mistakes or create the perfect design/aesthetic.
Step 10: Enjoy Your New-Found Skills
Stand back and look at your new crown moulding.
And here you have it: 10 easy steps to install crown moulding in your home. Of course, it’s much easier to have a professional crown moulding installation company do the job on your behalf. So whether you want to spare yourself the hassle of a DIY project or hire an expert to do it, then by all means.
If you have any questions or need assistance on what type of crown moulding material to use, get in touch with us. Our team is more than glad to answer all your queries.