How To: Creating Molding Stripes

Horizontal molding adds pizzazz to plain walls.
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Molding provides a subtle horizontal effect, visually widening the walls of this basement space.

Materials and Tools:

House of Fara oak colonial panel
MAB paint Golden Chartreuse
laser level
level
T-square
air compressor
nail gun
two paint brushes
two paint rollers

Steps:

1. We used the finished columns as the starting point for the molding stripes. Use a laser level and a pencil to draw the lines for the molding on the wall. Use a T-square to mark the sections on the back column where the molding will go.

2. For the second level of molding, use the laser level to mark the sections off and draw the lines with the pencil and level. Continue this process to create five lines of molding.

3. Measure out how much molding you will need and cut it down with a table saw. Use a nail gun to affix the crown molding into place.

4. Measure and cut the molding for the five sections with the table saw. When you reach the corners, set the saw to 45 degrees to create the mitered edge.

5. Nail the molding into place along the walls at the level marks on the walls. The molding should sit flush against the pencil line on the wall. Fill any nail holes along the molding and wall. Paint the walls and the molding.

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