I just re-tiled my master bathroom and plan to put wood trim back up around the perimeter soon. How do I know what length of finishing nails to use?

I see 2" and 1.5" nails - does it really matter?

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Well, you want enough length that there is sufficient nail in the stud to hold the trim on. The drywall is 1/2" thick, so if your trim is 1/2" thick, that would only leave you 1/2" in the stud, which is not enough. So I would suggest 2" nails for what you are doing.

  • Thanks for also including your thought process in making the decision. Always good to teach a man to fish...
    – rynmrtn
    Nov 1, 2012 at 13:05

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