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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How can I prevent water damage to trim next to a bathtub? [closed]

It looks like the trim absorbed too much moisture.
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How should I measure vinyl siding corner trim for replacement?

A tree struck my house today, and I need to replace a vinyl outside corner post. Piece o' cake. However, I am really confused at my search results for 6" wide siding corner posts. They don't seem ...
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Is it OK to cover a window's accessory groove with exterior casing?

I have installed some vinyl window and will next install the exterior casing. The exterior of the window has 'accessory grooves' at the edge of the frame, which I don't like the look of. (They are a ...
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Non tear off bead solution for transition between drywall and wood trim

Just wondering if anyone has any solutions other than a tear off bead for the transition between drywall and wood trim. The person I bought this house from did a real bang up job and installed the ...
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Gap Between Trim and Brick (Exterior)

I'm trying to find a solution for gap between trim and brick around my house. Specifcially the area in front of my house by the garage. When I bought the home, the house had settled and you could see ...
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Vinyl plank installation near exterior doorway

I'm stumped trying to install vinyl plank in an exterior doorway. Our door trim and baseboards are flush - if I undercut the door trim, it seems like I need to undercut the baseboards or remove them ...
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Base Shoe Gap Coverage

We had our floors refinished but they ripped the original shoe off. I have some gaps that are little more than 1/2 inch from floor to baseboard (which is attached to 100+ year old plaster). Will ...
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How to trim metal siding?

I have a steel frame workshop with metal siding that I want to add a window unit A/C to. In order to do that I will have to cut a window sized hole in the side of the building and with that I will ...
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Do I have to scuff semi-gloss paint with sandpaper before second coat?

I applied one coat of semi-gloss paint over a week ago and am finally getting around to the second coat. There is over 80 feet of crown molding and trim to be painted and it's not a basic pattern. Is ...
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Please help me identify this molding

Please help me figure out what kind of trim this is so I can order/buy some, or match it as close as possible. Seems like real wood core w/plasticky wood-grain veneer. People comment it looks kinda ...
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Unable to figure out brand of shower trim

Noobie here. I am having issues 1) figuring out how to remove this shower trim - didn't see any screws to remove and there are no logos anywhere on the outside. and 2) figuring out the brand! ...
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new window install and exterior trim

Half of my windows got replaced just three years ago during the ownership of former residents. I realized that there is a large gap btw trim and windows. All new windows has this gap but old ones do ...
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Installing a 48" vanity between two walls that are 51" apart. How can I cover the 1.5" gaps on the cabinet marble top and the cabinet sides?

Here is the space where my vanity will go. The vanity i'm planning on purchasing is below. How can i fill the gaps on the face and on the top?
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Fixing cracked vinyl trim on a front door sidelight

The vinyl trim on my front door sidelight has cracked and separated. I'd like to put it back in place, caulk the joint and paint it. I have not been able to find a good way to reattach it where it has ...
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How can I use a plunge router on a vertical surface? [closed]

tldr: can I use a plunge router horizontally (for example, routing a recess on a wall stud). I am planning a project using low profile architectural panel clips (Sugatsune VL-03, if it matters). I am ...
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Porch column - replace rotten wood trim pieces with PVC?

The wood wrap on all my porch columns needs help. Vertical pieces are fine, but pieces with a red dot (and equivalent on the backside) are starting to rot. The outer pieces are angled weird, slightly ...
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Attaching shiplap to the back of an IKEA wardrobe

I've been asked to shiplap an area where one "wall" is the back side of an 8' tall Ikea wardrobe (technically it's one wardrobe and a portion of another). The back panel is flimsy 1/8" ...
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What is this exterior wall feature?

What is the purpose of this horizontal feature around the perimeter of the building at about elbow height? Is it purely aesthetic trim? Does it add useful stiffening to the walls or have some other ...
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What is this cable painted into wall going up staircase? [closed]

Have a weird wire, we think it's copper, that goes up my staircase and for most of it fits inside the moulding. But there is a part that is slacking. Not sure if I should cut the wire where it's ...
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What is the proper name for this rubber edging trim for fibreglass?

I have a fibreglass seat pan, and it was damaged. What's the correct name for the edging stuff? I hope that I can find something large enough to cover the road-rash. There's a springy steel-...
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How to connect mismatched height baseboards?

I had a wall put up where a closet used to be and want to put in baseboard at the bottom. I have found that the floor is actually uneven and tapers at the end. So if I push the baseboard in for the ...
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Removing trim from a recessed can

I am attempting to remove the trim from a recessed can. The image below is looking into the fixture at the socket. Circled in red are two tabs that seem to hold the socket into the trim. In blue, ...
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Window flange obstructing J-channel, does it serve a purpose?

I ordered a custom window through a Norandex distributer. I was going to J-channel around the whole window to accept some vinyl siding. However, there's this little appendage in each corner of the ...
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Caulk cracking near crown molding

The caulk near our crown molding is cracking everywhere in the house. I'm attaching photos below, but every room with crown molding has some cracking going on. Is there anything I can do to fix it? ...
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Door trim different depth on walls

Looking for a solution to trimming a door and struggling to do it the best way. Left side of door will fit normal casing size; however, the right side is 1.75" of difference in depth. Since it's ...
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How do I trim arched windows?

I have two arched windows, a small one and a large one. I have no idea how to trim the windows. I know how to trim a normal window, but the arches are very different. I've searched online and all of ...
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Any tricks to adjust windows that are not collinear?

I spent so much time making sure each window was level and plumb that I didn't think to make sure they were equal to each other. Now that they're flashed and nailed, they're about 3/8" off which ...
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Exterior door trim, where jamb and sheathing are not plumb

I am building an 8x10 cottage/shed in my backyard. I have very little prior construction experience. I've been planning well but executing poorly, so nothing is perfectly square. I am at the exterior ...
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What type of moulding is this?

My 100 year old house in Wisconsin, US has this type of trim around all windows and doors (see picture below). I am adding a door to close off a section of the house and would like to purchase the ...
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Asbestos in bathroom cornice?

Does anybody know if asbestos was used in cornice? Could the fibres in the pictures be asbestos? The construction year is '86 (South Europe). I know it's better to have it tested than asking, but for ...
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Installing trim with carpet tack strips already installed?

I know that in general, trim should be installed first, followed by tack strips and then carpet. And typically I see something like having the trim be 3/8" to 1/2" off the floor and the tack ...
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Install door trim where the door frame isn't exactly parallel to the drywall

I have an interior door where for whatever reason, the surface of the drywall isn't exactly parallel to the surface of the door frame. If I put the trim on the drywall, the trim and the door frame ...
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Is shower trim still installable with a stripped tapped hole on shower valve?

One of the screws of my Delta shower faucet had to go in at an angle and the screw stripped. The tapped hole provided by the shower valve may be stripped as well. Is the trim still installable without ...
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How can I deal with gaps under shoe moulding?

I just had my floors redone. Now I have a few problems with the base shoe moulding. The floor has sunk in the corners (house inspector said this was fine) and there are gaps beneath the moulding. They ...
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Trim on interior wall corners around sliding doors

We've just had some work done in our house, and we have a brick (exterior) wall in our living room with patio doors in it. The builder plastered the walls, and told us we would need to buy white pvc ...
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What are pros and cons of replacing full door casings or just replacing the door itself? [closed]

We're going to update or entire house to a more modern craftsman style and we're starting with the doors and casings. We have 10 doors upstairs (three half-size), and 7 downstairs to replace. Since we'...
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How to fix depth issue in faucet stem?

I started renovation of bathroom myself. Instead removing the old drywall and then put a backerboard, I installed backboard on the top of old drywall. This made the stem shorter. I tried my best to ...
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Making a custom bathtub, using fibreglass and a suitable high-strength smooth coating

The problem I'd like to fit a custom quite sizeable (2000 x 1100 x 550 ish) bathtub. The room won't take anything except custom, which is either horribly expensive or self-made, so I'm looking ...
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Hardietrim/fiber cement for window trim on stucco

I have some leftover hardietrim from a side of a wall we accented with hardieplank. The rest of our house is stuccoed. We'd like to accent our windows that are on these stucco walls with trim. In lieu ...
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Any tips for refinishing the exterior trim around my front door?

I had someone powerwash and paint the whole white facade around the front door and foyer window, but by the next season the paint is chipping and peeling off. It’s not wood, it might be some kind of ...
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What should I use to smooth out and finish gap in trim for deadbolt lock latch?

I’m installing a deadbolt lock that swings across and the latch has to be flush to the door. This trim is extra wide so I had to cut into it so the lock will catch the latch. I’ve purchased epoxy wood ...
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How to fix sidelight trim?

The trim on one of the sidelights around the front door has started to come off (see pictures below). The door gets a lot of sun and I suppose this is what caused this. I initially thought I could ...
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Waterproof putty for Azek lumber

What can I use as waterproof putty for Azek lumber, exterior application? I am looking to mainly plug and cover (hopefully invisible) screw/nail wholes in Azek brick moulding, the same way I would use ...
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Can I use interior fasteners for exterior brick mold if I seal the holes?

I am installing simple exterior door trim with Azec (actually Versatex but it's the same thing) lumber. Some of it will be screwed and nailed into an existing frame nested in masonry, and some into ...
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Stairs and trim

My wife and I decided to update our upstairs trim to a white after finishing the basement that way. I've run into a problem with the laminate stairs. Prior to the white, the trim was stained a dark ...
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Installing Trim for new Vinyl Plank Flooring

So it looks like part of my house had the door trim installed after the carpet. I'm currently in the process of ripping the carpet up and installing vinyl plank flooring, and noticed the huge gaps. ...
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Installing Trim for new Vinyl Plank Flooring [duplicate]

So it looks like part of my house had the door trim installed after the carpet. I'm currently in the process of ripping the carpet up and installing vinyl plank flooring, and noticed the huge gaps. ...
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Need Bath sink Oval overflow trim ring -Large Oval

I have a 1960's American Standard vintage bath wall shelf sink that I'm refurbishing. My Oval overflow hole is rusted chipped and poor condition and I want to add a trim ring to help hide the rust / ...
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The trim in my house won't hold paint. Is there a solution to this?

I have an old house with a lot of trim. Baseboards, wainscoting, crown molding, built-in cupboards. The walls are probably 50% trim. I also have a lot of old, solid wood doors. From what I can tell, ...
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Door trim coming off?

Hoping to get some insight, or light in this dark forest. I live in Vancouver Canada. This winter I noticed the exterior door by the garage was leaking. I believe it was leaking from the bottom-side ...
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