When using a nail gun to install freshly stained and finished trim, i want to make sure i don't damage the finish. In concerned that pressing the nail gun up against the surface will cause marks.

What's a good way to do that?

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Most nail guns come with rubber bumpers or you can get them from the manufacturer. You can also use a piece of cardboard over the trim and move it along as you go.

  • Finish nailers, in particular should have a rubber protective piece. I was quite surprised to find that my framing nailer also came with a protective plastic nose piece.
    – FreeMan
    Oct 22, 2020 at 15:16
  • @FreeMan Hey.... studs and rafters want to look nice too...
    – JACK
    Oct 22, 2020 at 16:16
  • Yeah... sure... we'll go with that... :)
    – FreeMan
    Oct 22, 2020 at 18:56

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