07-12-2011 03:13 PM
I have installed crown moulding in my bedroom on three of four walls. On the fourth wall, the nails will not stay in the wall. Each time I pound a nail in and move to a new spot the previous nail pops out. Is there way to attach crown moulding without nails? Or is there a solution I am missing?
07-12-2011 04:38 PM
There are actually couple solutions to your problem.
First one is to install “nailers” before crown.
Simply screw and glue nailers to the top plate prior to crown installation.
I've actually done this quite a few times and that is usually when I’m dealing with uneven walls and ceilings. Nailers help pull crown together regardless how bad the walls and ceilings are. This also works great if you have steel studs that you have to deal with.
Second solution is to locate the studs using a stud finder and attach the moulding with TRIM screws to the located studs.There is more patching and pre drilling to be done with trim screws but success is guaranteed.
And lastly my favorite solution -mighty Liquid Nails.
Apply a bead of adhesive on the back of the crown and firmly support using a crown support jig.
At this point you can call it a day and leave it to sit until next day.
Next morning it is going to be easier to pull the drywall off than your crown.
Edit; if you feel you can use some more info videos and step by step project guide can be found HERE.
Hope this helps and good luck with your project.
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