How do you fix gaps in crown molding?

How do you fix gaps in crown molding?

Start by caulking the molding as per usual, and include a bead of caulk in the gap. This will stabilize the molding. Don't worry about trying for a cosmetic fix with the caulk, just fill the void and let dry.

What angle do you cut crown molding inside corners?

For an inside corner on the left side of a wall, pivot the miter saw blade 45 degrees to the right and save the right end of the cut. For an inside corner on the right side, pivot the blade 45 degrees to the left and save the left end of the cut.

Can you put crown molding on a slanted ceiling?

Yes, you have multiple methods to chose from. The slope of your ceiling will determine which method works best for you. Steeper sloped ceilings are problematic because the horizontal pieces of crown molding may not fit well against the wall or the sloped ceiling.

What is the top of crown molding?

Crown Molding Alignment The other part of the crown molding usually has one large curve or wave to it, and this end is the top. When viewed from the side or end, the deepest cove or wave is the end that faces the ceiling.

Can I use 18 gauge nails for crown molding?

For the base, the 18 is fine, use 2" nails. You'll lose an inch in the molding and Sheetrock, just mark the stud locations, 1" into the studs will hold well. For the crown it depends. If you put up a backer strip, you can get by with 2" nails, 18 ga will work fine.

Whats the difference between a brad and a finish nail?

Brad nails, or brads, are made of 18-gauge steel wire. Nail gauge sizes indicate the thickness of the nail. Thinner nails have higher gauge numbers. ... Finish nails, or finishing nails, are generally made of 15- or 16-gauge steel wire, making them slightly thicker in diameter than brad nails.