You are almost done installing shoe moulding! In the last few steps, use a utility knife to remove any wood that would prevent a tight fit into the corner. Place the mitered piece into the other piece that is flush on the wall. Now that you finally know how to handle the various types of cuts and joints, you can begin to instal the base molding from a corner. Then, slowly work around across the room. Cut each piece and put it in place. Drill pilot holes to prevent splitting when you nail it. Drill the holes at an angle, so that the moulding is pulled shut to both the baseboard and floor. You are essentially nailing the moulding to the baseboard. Lastly, use two inch finishing nails and set them, while filling the holes with wood filler. You have now installed shoe moulding!
How to avoid common mistakes
To install shoe moulding, you need preparation and precision. The time it takes to complete this installation depends on if you are a beginner or have the help of an interior painting services. If you are a beginner, it will take you roughly 1 to 2 hours. If you have the help of an interior painting services, it would take roughly 30 mins to 1 hour. Always try to wear protective gear, such as eye protection, because you are dealing with heavy power tools. There are many common mistakes that beginners can make, especially during this particular installation. The biggest mistake is if you have quarter-round moulding and you install shoe moulding, it will not cover as much of your floor as quarter round. Instead, your new exposed part of the floor will not match the rest of the floor. A helpful tip is to access the entire perimeter of the room you want to install. That way, nothing can interfere with the task at hand.