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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 hide or modifiy concrete column bases in my finished basement?

In my basement are what look like the bases of two support columns poking out at the base of my walls. These walls run in the middle of the basement. The bases are concrete and trapezoidal in shape, ...
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Doorways without molding: intentional design or molding removed?

All doorways in my home lack moulding. There appears to be quarter round that is flush with the walls, which I don't love. Is this a style? Or has the moulding been removed for painting and not ...
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Stain on internal wall

Hi there I have a stain on internal wall under the window. Only in living room. Brick wall. Stain has been painted but always came back. House has been insulated (external wall) last year but the ...
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Crown Molding Nightmare

So we’re doing an ikea hack to make these book shelves look like built-ins. That beam near the top will have a rolling library ladder attached to it. Above that will be small box-like shelves that ...
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How can I finish tile on the face of a tub platform where the top surface is short of the corner? [closed]

I’ve got a situation trying to tile the surround of a tub. The biggest challenge occurs at the top edge of the surround’s wall, which is also the top of tub. At that location (see photos), the tub’s ...
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How to install door trim on door that is not flush with drywall

I recently had an exterior door replaced with a sliding glass door. The old door was flush with the wall, so when the trim was installed there was no issue. The issue I have now is the new door is ...
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Do I need to remove drywall before casing an opening?

The entry/opening to my dining room is currently finished with drywall. I am looking to add casing to up the esthetic. I am wondering if I can nail the jambs over the drywall or if I have to remove ...
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Interior trim damage repair or replace? [duplicate]

My lovely husky decided to “renovate” some of our interior trim when he was younger. Some of it seems like it could be repaired, while other portions probably need to be replaced. What do you think is ...
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Kitchen sink border rotting

The rear border of my kitchen sink is slowly rotting from years of water splashing, to the point there is warping & veneer detachment. Attempted to reseal years ago (note white caulking), but it ...
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What trim technique do you use to work around plumbing - behind toilet?

I have 8" trim I am laying down on a house. In the bathroom - wood floors - the area behind the toilet is kind of perplexing because I will need to take the toilet up for a 6 foot board to get ...
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Drywall installed over trim

We had a contractor install a new window and he had to replace the drywall above the window. We have ceiling molding and we see that they covered part of the molding with the drywall. Any good way of ...
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Hiding inside mount cellular blinds in shallow window

I've got some inside mount cellular shades that are about 2" thick. My current windows are very shallow as they are newer windows installed in an older home. All told to the drywall there's only ...
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How do I reattach a piece of door trim?

The side trim of our doors came apart. I didn't see any screw holes anywhere. What is the best way to reattach it?
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How to install window trim with uneven surrounding materials?

We are installing basement windows. The concrete wall has a ledge that the bricks siding sits on. The bricks are inset by at least a 1/2" from the outer face of the concrete. There are lintels ...
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How to create a nicer transition from our wood and tile

We have an old house were the previous owners installed tile in our kitchen and left the original wood floors in the dining room. He finished the tile with a tile edge trim, but the there is still a ...
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Stairwell paint is pulling away from the moulding, do you just caulk and paint or should I do something else?

I've included a picture to help show the issue, but it's occuring in 2-3 spots up one side of the stairwell and looks pretty gnarly in person. Do I just caulk over the gap and then repaint? Should I ...
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Where can I get a replacement for cracked window trim?

I cracked some window trim in my condo. Where can I get a replacement? It looks like PVC material but I'm not able to find anything at Home Depot. Is this because its commercial material or something? ...
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Duplicate profile of front porch crown molding

I want to rebuild external "crown" molding. My main question is if you can copy the existing molding and then sanity check how I was thinking of building the replica. Here is a low-mag ...
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How can I fix my window trim after having new windows installed? [duplicate]

I had new windows installed and some of the original trim was roughed up pretty bad in the process. This trim is original to the house so I want to do my best to clean it up. The window in question is ...
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Too-short a return for baseboard

How would you deal with this situation as far as installing baseboard? Would you do a return?
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Suggestion to help Waterproof around storm door

My storm door was not being supported very well so I removed it attempting to fix it. I found the top corner trim and siding rotting pretty bad. I am almost done removing all of the soft wood. ...
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Shim to fix over-trimmed door

I had a handyman come by and trim a few of my interior doors because they were sticking from expansion from the humidity. It turns out, one of the door jams is uneven, so now there is a bigger gap on ...
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how to fill gap between tiled countertop and its wood molding?

I bought a home and it has a tiled counter top with a wood molding on it. now the gap between them is large and food goes in there plus it does not look good for rental. how do I fill it, got an ...
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Sanding Trim Before Repainting

What are ways a painter would prep trim before repainting? This home has seen its fair share of paint coatings over the years and the last coat was a bit glossy and imperfections all shows so much. I ...
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How to fix cracks where wall meets ceiling? Flex Spackle? Caulk? Tape and Compound? Wall Paint Prep

I'm looking for guidance on fixing some cracks before I repaint. I need to make some repairs in a bedroom where a cracked formed where the wall meets the ceiling. It mainly cracked due to settling, ...
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How to deal with drywall that is 1/4in proud of door frame

The drywall around my door frame is proud of the door frame. One one side it is pretty small, maybe 1/16in. But on the other side, and part of the top, it gets as large as 1/4in. I am unsure of the ...
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Should I use glue when building a panel frame?

There's a structural pillar made with 2x4s in my middle of my room that I have turned into a light and encased the sides in prime pine. This pillar will be bumped and shoulder-brushed all the time. In ...
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Why did the builders put eletrical trimbox on top of the siding?

This one was on my punch list for closing. The field manager couldn't explain why there was trim box on top of siding. The inspector that I hired told me that this wasn't the standard... Is this the ...
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Is there any way to fill gap between trim and wall in bathroom?

Is there any way to fill these gaps between the wall and trim in my bathroom? The wall bows out and I did an admittedly bad job of cutting. These are the worst spots and it’s not bad enough that I ...
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How to fix this inconsistent overhang?

The plan for this "shelf" is to be made of plywood, overhang the drywall by 1/4", and be finished with iron-on edging. However, once I fitted it as best I could, I discovered that the ...
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Are these window trim strips purely decorative? If not, how to replace them?

Do these window trim strips (shown pulling up from the metal frame) perform any useful function, or are they purely decorative? If functional, how to replace them?
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Adding trim when walls aren't straight?

I'm doing a custom built-in in my house and as it being an old house the walls are not plumb. The cabinet is straight, level and plumb, but there's an inch difference against the wall from the top and ...
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How should I conceal this wire?

In order to put in a 220v line an electrician ran this line from my circuit breaker into the adjacent room. Putting aside that there may have been other ways to do this, how would you conceal it? I ...
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What is the name of this door head trim and would I be able to find it somewhere?

I’m going to install a new doorway and need to find this trim. I’m having trouble finding it at Menards. Does anyone know where else I might be able to find it? It goes on the header of all the doors ...
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Does this style of bull nose trim have a specific name? Any tips for repair?

I live in a 1899 house in St. Louis. The style is of a Richardsonian Romanesque but a little plainer than early forms. We have these bull nose treatments throughout the house. In most locations they ...
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Chimney masonry recessed at floor. Suggestions? [closed]

This boiler chimney was constructed with a 3-inch recess where the fieldstone meets the floor. What would be the explanation for this? What would be the correct way to finish (hide or disguise) this? ...
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Should Wainscoting have a panel behind the trim or can you add the trim right to the wall

I'm looking at adding Wainscoting to a hallway in my home and I'm watching a lot of Youtube videos on how to construct it. One problematic different I'm seeing is some people believe you should have ...
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How can I mate a stair skirt to the baseboard below?

My staircase hits the floor at a 40 degree angle. How an I bring it and the base trim together? My thought right now is cut the top contour off the bottom trim and run the upper into it like that. The ...
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How to replace broken trim on side of garage door

My wife clipped the side of the garage door with her mirror as she was backing out of the garage this morning. I'm not handy enough to fix it myself, so I'm going to call someone. First, what sort of ...
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Cope, miter, or butt baseboard with a bead profile?

For the baseboard in the picture below, would you recommend coping, mitering, or butting the internal corners? The profile is about 7" high and .5" think. I intend a paint finish.
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Best way trim to finish shower to bath transition?

I'm about to start tiling the shower for the master bath, and I wanted to make sure we used the proper transitions from tile to the drywall. I guess I have two questions.. is there anything I need to ...
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Should I caulk this window trim separating from the window

I have windows where the trim is separating from the window at the bottom half of the window frame. Should I caulk it? Or is there a different solution? I don't believe that I can nail in the trim ...
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Patio door molding replacement

Trying to repair a patio sliding door, and this edge molding is breaking loose. I've temporarily fixed it with hot glue, but would like to replace it. It's a pretty hard plastic, and brittle now that ...
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What material to use for curved step? [duplicate]

I am adding a step to a step-down living room to cut a 9" rise into two 4.5" steps. I was looking at Flex Trim for the riser, but the description says 10" minimum bend radius. I aim to ...
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Best way to attach trim to door and windows?

I'm going to be trimming out a bunch of doors and windows using a Mahogany hardwood (Sepelia). It's going to be a typical 45 degree picture frame style. I'm debating on just pin-nailing the 45s, ...
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What do I do if my crown molding is 1/16" too tall to fit between cabinet and ceiling?

I have cabinets that go almost all the way to the ceiling and I am installing crown molding to go the rest of the way. I've gotten the nailer and the crown all assembled and went to put it on top of ...
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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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