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Crown Molding Installation
Planning Your Space for Crown Molding Installation
When installing a cornice or crown molding it is important to establish a plan for the layout.
Before Crown Molding Installation
You can finish (paint or faux finish) crown molding before or after installation. After installation touch-up areas as needed.
Surface Preparation for Crown Molding Installation
Clean all surfaces free of dirt and loose particles with a clean cloth or sponge. Make sure area is completely dry before installing crown molding
Tools and Material for Crown Molding Installation
Tools and Material
Mitering Crown Molding Corners
The key to successful mitered corners is placing the crown molding correctly in the miter box or power saw fence/rail.
mitering inside crown molding corners
Take two pieces of crown molding that will be used for your inside corner.
Cut the right miter with your saw pointing right (C).
Mitering Outside Crown Molding Corners
Take two pieces of crown molding that will be used for your first outside corner.
Next place the "right" length of crown molding in box - before cutting note crown molding pattern and adjust your cut to allow
for continuity of pattern. Cut the right miter with your saw pointing left (E).
crown molding butt joints
When crown molding lengths do not span the entire length of a room, you will need to "butt joint" two crown molding lengths together.
General Crown Molding Installation
First mark the entire length of wall around the room with your chalk line box and pencil. You will mark the bottom edge of the crown
Gently press the crown molding edge and smooth excess chalk with your finger or putty knife, giving the
appearance of the crown molding being part of the wall (H).
While Installing Crown Molding
Always Follow These Safety Suggestions
- Follow good construction practices.
- When using power tools, adhesive and finishing materials [such as paint or stain], be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions.
- Always wear safety goggles when using a power tool or hammer.
- Always use the right tool and/or equipment for the job.
General Precautions: Crown molding function as a decorative element only, and are not designed to support electrical fixtures or provide any load bearing capacity. InvitingHome.com shall not be responsible if any failure to comply with these crown molding installation instructions results in the product failing to perform the purpose intended.