DIY How-To Install Crown Molding Center
It is so easy to install foam crown moldings! You can paint the the molding before you install, cut any corners yourself (or let us do it for you) at any degree. Then apply painters caulk to the back of the molding and press to the wall.
Gather your supplies. You will need painters caulk, a tape measure, something to cut with such as a miter saw, pull saw, hand saw, or even a sharp kitchen knife (if your foam crown molding isn’t cut to your exact measurements yet), water based paint + primer, and sandable spackle.
Apply two coats of water based paint + primer. Make sure you use a paint with primer in it! Let this dry before proceeding.
Install all your corners throughout the room first. To do this, apply painters caulk to the back of the molding along the top and the bottom. No nails, stud finders, or hammers!
Apply caulk to back of corner.
Press first piece into corner.
Press second piece into corner.
Measure your straight sections in between your corners and cut to fit if necessary. Install these straight sections in the same manner as the corners.
Measure wall between corners.
Cut foam crown molding to measurements.
Apply caulking to back and press to wall!
Fill your vertical seams with sandable spackle.
Fill with sandable spackle.
Remove excess spackle & let dry for 1 hour.
Sand spackle till smooth & apply a coat of paint!
Caulk your top and bottom horizontal seams.
Caulk top horizontal seam.
Caulk bottom horizontal seam.
Wipe away & smooth excess caulk from seam!
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