Questions tagged [trim]

Trim provides a transition between different surfaces and materials, covers gaps and adds a finished look. Trim includes molding (moulding), wainscoting, mantels, etc.

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What should I do about this vanity that won't sit tight to the wall due to trim molding? [closed]

Slight goof during a bathroom remodel - the vanity we got won't sit tight to the wall due to the trim molding. Obviously one option is to return the vanity and get a new one (ugh!) Or I could let it ...
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Do I need to seal the gap under shoe molding on new floor?

We are getting new hard wood flooring installed and I expect to be putting shoe molding around the edge of the flooring. I am expecting a half inch to one inch gap between the back of the molding and ...
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How can I install craftsman-style door casing where it interferes with hinges?

I'm planning on updating the casing (ranch style currently) on several door frames in my house to a craftsman style and I'm not sure how the trim will fit near the hinges. Right now the reveal (R in ...
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Is it more important for your baseboards to have a consistent reveal (height) or for them to be level?

This may seem like a no-brainer but I just wanted to confirm my thought process. I'm finishing our basement and reached the point where I need to install the baseboards. While the slab is relatively ...
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Is there a purpose for reveal between window jamb and casing (other than aesthetics)?

Hopefully this question is answerable. When making up window trim, there is typically a small reveal between the jamb and the casing. Is there a reason for having this, other than aesthetics / ...
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How to improve the look of skirting board in tenement flat?

The flat I’ve moved into has some nice period features, however the skirting boards are a bit of a mess: There are globules of paint and many other imperfections on the surface of the skirting boards ...
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Not sure how to reattach two bathroom objects

About a year ago we had a contractor switch out a cabinet for a pedestal style sink. I didn't notice until recently that behind the sink there was a loose ring object on the outflow pipe and the ...
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Best way to remove plastic veneer from wood trim

I have wood molding with plastic, not Thermifoil, covering (simulated untextured wood grain). I have tried removing it with a heat gun, sanding and denatured alcohol. The heat gun doesn't remove it ...
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Tile to tongue & groove paneling transition and window casings

As part of my complete master bedroom remodel I'm completely redoing the "jacuzzi room". The current jacuzzi has a wood surround and is completely not water proof as water gets in between ...
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Protect trim finish during installation

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. ...
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Window Trim Removal Stucco Plaster

I'm considering updating the window trim on my house but can't tell if the trim will come off easily or not. The windows were replaced about 20+ years ago but I'm not sure if the trim is the orignal ...
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Door lining proud of new plaster, what are my options for fitting architrave? (another coat?)

I've built a new wall with a door in it, ensuring the door lining protruded a few mm beyond the plasterboard so I could skim over the plasterboard with Thistle Multifinish plaster up to the level of ...
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Can I apply caulk over exterior wood filler?

I am re-caulking trim that is over T-111 siding over my window that faces the brunt force of winds and rain in the Pacific Northwest. There were leaks over the window that appeared to be coming in ...
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What are the pros and cons of removing exterior dentil molding?

My capping (or trimming) contractor will cap the wooden parts (e.g., rake, frieze, etc.) with wood grain style PVC coil. He said he will remove the existing wooden dentil moldings. He will add/cover ...
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Should I erase pencil marks on primed trim before painting

Trim is primed mdf and contains a lot of pencil marks for measurements. Should I erase the pencil marks before painting over top? Unprimed mdf same question. Paint is off white latex.
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What type of saw to use on a wall of windows, removing glass but keeping wood framing

1950s home has a wall of windows, was initially exterior now within an addition added before we bought the house. We want to remove the windows but keep the look. I started the project, then testing ...
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Fixing prefinished MDF baseboards and trim

We, somewhat recently, purchased and had someone install baseboard and trim throughout our house, roughly 240 linear feet of each. We bought the prefinished stuff because we didn't want to have to do ...
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Installing fascia boards on uneven roofline

I am doing some repair work on an old shed. I cut back rotted rafter tails and installed new eave trim. I plan on adding drip edge and new asphalt shingles next. When I installed the eave trim, I ...
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HardiePlank Lap Siding and Trim Questions

I’m looking at doing my first project with HardiePlank Lap Siding and Trim on my house.  I’ve read the technical documentation and overall it looks like it pretty strait forward to install.  This ...
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Trim separating--caulk or wood putty?

The trim on my interior door frame in the bathroom is starting to separate, making long thin, narrow gaps. should I fill the narrow gaps with wood putty or caulk and how will each option impact the ...
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Do i need to mud the top of horizontally mounted drywall if i am hiding the seam with quarterround?

I am doing a bedroom with horizontally hung drywall. The ceiling in the bedroom is already drywall with popcorn on it. The existing wall is just wood panel with nothing behind it. Am hoping to hide ...
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Mitered Tile Edge Trim around Niche in Shower… Will water get behind it?

I'm wondering what the proper way to install tile edge trim around a shower niche is. Some people leave space for grout in between the mitered edges and some people don't (see pictures for example of ...
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Painting over stained shoe molding

We got new floors installed and made the error of not requesting new baseboard, re-using the existing baseboard, and having stained shoe molding (instead of white painted). Since re-doing the floor is ...
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how to wrap/weatherproof corner when replacing corner trim

I am replacing some corner trim boards on my 1970s-construction house in Maine that have rotted a bit at the bottom. My house has cedar shingle siding. Main question: what should I do as far as ...
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How to finish step between two levels with vinyl planks

I am hoping you can give me your opinions/suggestions/recommendations on how I should handle the finishing the step up to another level. I recently ripped up carpet and put vinyl plank boards down on ...
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How to soundproof wall/floorboard trim

I have a wall that I have soundproofed by adding a few layers of soft caulk (to create small air gaps), foam paneling, and extra layers of drywall. It is now fairly quiet. However, the bottom 1-2 ...
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Crown molding planning in a simple room — all inside miters

I'm putting up crown molding in a simple square room, so everything is an inside miter and I wanted to cope the joints. I was thinking, "Great, this is going to be easy, I'll just have butt joints on ...
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How to cut the correct angle on transition strips

I just relaid my kitchen flooring using floating laminate. I am trying to figure out the best way to get these angles correct for a flush cut on the transition. If all else fails I'll cut to make it ...
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What is this rotting wood 'ledge' around my house? Is replacing it something I can tackle? The outdoor trim too?

I have this, for lack of a better word, 'ledge' around the west side of my house ( I'd call it a drip edge but I doubt that's it ) Background: This sun-room space over the once-garage was an addition ...
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Should the tiny gap between exterior window trim and the window housing be caulked?

I have a home with Hardie Board siding and trim. There is a tiny gap between the edge of the installed windows and the Hardie trim board ( Please see the gap where my finger is pointing in the picture ...
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Attaching trim to walls that are backed by foam

As a result of a deep-energy retrofit/remodel, my exterior walls are now 1/2" sheetrock backed by 2" of polyiso foam against the studs. We are now trying to install trim (casing, crown, and baseboard ...
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How to Apply Decorative Exterior Trim When Trim Width Exceeds Side Casing

I have very old aluminum windows and am planning to replace them soon. My current window trim is nailed on over the siding but since I will be cutting back the siding to nail the window flange I ...
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Trim Damage Repair

I have some damaged trim I would like to fix: Could these be fixed with putty and paint or will I need to replace the whole piece of trim? Is there a specific type of putty I should use? The second ...
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How can I ventilate efficiently a tiny room under my stairs?

Under the stairs that take to my bedroom there is a tiny room, as big as a cupboard. I can barely stand in it. I smell mould in it, I tried keeping its small door opened and I think situation vastly ...
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Gaps between drywall and door casing

I'm trying to paint my garage and noticed some gaps between the door casing and the drywall. Is there a way I can fill these so they appear flat? Thinking of using some spray foam insulation for the ...
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How can I repair damaged door casing?

We recently adopted a pup and are still getting to understand his separation anxiety triggers. Recently, he gouged the door frame pretty severely. I am hoping I can fix this myself, since this is a ...
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Deadbolt door trim guard?

So I have an outside door w/ a deadbolt. Someone left the deadbolt extended but the door open and went to shut it and as a result the deadbolt dented the heck out of my interior door trim (inswing ...
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Should crown molding go over stone fireplace?

I understand this is somewhat (design) subjective, but I have no reference to what is common practice when it comes to this type of application. I'm going to be running (foam) crown molding with LED ...
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Need help identifying baseboard cap profile

I know it's a long shot, but I'm hoping someone knows/can identify (or at least can point me in the right direction in terms of search terms) the style of this cap. I'm hoping to find a router bit/...
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Tips for extending the window sill

The extended sill would have a depth of about 2 inches. If I were to extend the window sill using the below approach, would that be strong and stable enough? I may plan to add an additional interior ...
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Closing gap around floor transition strip and door trim

Having finished major renovations, I'm focusing now on the fit and finish work in a 1964 U.S.A. ranch-style home. As you can see in these pictures, the slap-dash flooring transition is shoddily done ...
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Trim for floor transition where tile is LOWER than adjacent hardwood [duplicate]

I have yet to find a product or a question addressing this. The issue is quite simple. I am installing a tile floor in the bathroom, and the finished tile floor at the doorway will sit significantly ...
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Best option for replacing rotting redwood exterior trim

I have 12” painted redwood fascia boards rotting in places, and I'm looking for a smooth board to replace it with. Exterior kiln dried treated and primed pine has been suggested but would have to be ...
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Old to new molding transition

Picture shows corner of opening between kitchen (on left) and living room (on right). You can see that edge of laminate floor in living room doesn't go under base board(blue) but hidden by quarter ...
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How to waterproof siding repair?

I have replaced some windows and bad trims. The new windows have different sizes so now I ran into few challenges. If I put small pieces of siding to patch that area in red circle, (1) how do I "seal"...
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What comes first, window trim or stucco?

We have some new windows in new construction with only lath around them and some existing windows with existing stucco around them. At what stage would be the best time to install wood window trim?
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1/4" quarter round installation

I am doing a custom cabinet with 1/4 inch quarter round around the openings in the cabinet. I think a nail or brad gun would split the molding. Would glue be acceptable? If so, what glue would be ...
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Why can't I remove this trim board?

I'm re-surfacing our deck. On one section where it meets the house, this piece of 1x12 trim had rotted a way on the bottom where it met the deck. I believe it is cedar, which is what the rest of the ...
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How to trim between wood floor and circular opening for spiral stairs

I recently replaced the carpet in my attic with a floating mdf backed engineered hardwood floor. the attic has a circular opening in the floor for a spiral staircase. The face of the opening is 3/8" ...
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Replace the drywall but preserve the molding trim?

I've got a 1949 fixer-upper with water-stained drywall on walls and ceilings that measures only 3/8" thick instead of the usual 1/2". I want to update wiring and re-insulate so I'm thinking to ...

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