Weekend Project: How to Create Faux Crown Molding
Thin molding and paint are used to give the illusion of high-end crown molding.
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Tools and Materials:
thin decorative molding
nail gun and nails
paintbrush, paint and primer
1. Based on the size of the existing molding and the size of the room, determine what additional molding you’ll need. Here are a few tips:
2. Measure to determine how much molding you’ll need and then add 10 percent for waste.
3. Use a miter box and hand saw to cut the molding to size.
4. Glue and nail the molding into place with a nail gun. For thicker molding, leave a two-inch gap in between the existing molding and the molding you just added. For thinner molding, such as the type we’re used, try a four-inch gap.
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