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 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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What material should I use for painted window jamb extensions?

Beginning stages of starting to add window jambs to my basement. Question for those of you familiar...what material have you all found typically works best? MDF? Pine? Poplar? These jambs will more ...
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How to trim exterior basement window

I just put in egress basement windows in my 1950s house. The issue I'm encountering is that they didn't use forms so the exterior concrete is super rough and doesn't give any easy solution to trim. ...
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Remove Trim/Baseboards Installed Prior to Hardwood Floors (No Leverage)

I am having a difficult time trying to remove the trim/baseboard in my walk-in closet. We have painters coming and a custom closet install in a few weeks. Neither of those teams can/will remove the ...
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How to repair door frame from animal damage

Previous owners had a cat or some other devil beast. How do I repair this? Pretty sure I should just buy new moulding... but how do I repair the actual frame? Sand-able wood putty or filler? Any ...
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How to install casings on 5/8" drywall and 1/2" window/door jambs

I have a room framed with windows and door with jambs sized for 1/2 drywall. I would like to install 3/4" X 3 1/2" casing, see illustration, around them. I would also like to install 5/8&...
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What is this metal roof trim that was torn loose by a storm?

Heard a banging, couldn’t put my finger on it while I was up in the attic but I found out where in the house it was. Walked outside and found the culprit. It’s the metal trim, perhaps this is the ...
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Trying to Lay New Trim Straight

I removed an old piece of trim that was installed cockeyed by someone else. It was a 1"x6" board that ran across and was nailed to shiplap wood behind it. The problem is that it was about 1/...
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Brown spots on wall after painting

We’ve been having some trouble with brown spots on a (freshly) painted wall. Background info: Moved in a few months ago and had decorator repaint guest bedroom (Dulux primer then Leylands trade ...
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What is the best approach to install crown molding on uneven top cabinets?

In our previous kitchen the crown molding was installed on top of the cabinets. It was secure with screws in the back. Removeable, great finishing and no damage to the cabinet front. Something like ...
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How to find/construct simple trim for windows

I need to add the trim to a window. I don't care about beauty too much. All I need is an L shaped wood trim. The "reveal" (I think that's how it's called) is 3/8'' inside the wall, so I ...
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Replaced carpet with laminated veneer plank flooring - now there is a gap between the casing and floor

I have removed the carpet from my living room and am preparing to install LVP. The problem is that the door casing is too high. There is a 1/4" gap between the bottom of the casing and the LVP. ...
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Reuse nail holes when replacing oak trim

I removed some trim boards and I used the technique of pulling the nail through the wood to avoid splintering the finished face (instead of pounding the nails back out). This resulted in the heads of ...
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Building a wall in a rental property

I live in a 1300sqft apartment that I rent, and due to the layout do not really use part of the really large living room. To address this and create a separate space, I'd like to have some sort of ...
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Best way to finish off this stair trim

Looking for ideas please on the best way to complete this trim. Do I run the 1/4 round to the floor and trim the baseboard to fit, or run the baseboard to the stairs and [somehow] match the 1/4 round ...
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Shower Handle Replacement: Pull-out to Lever-out

My (approx 25 year old) shower currently has a common handle style on it (the clear/crystal type); I pull the handle out to start water flow and twist to adjust water temp. It is essentially this ...
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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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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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