A popular process for hiding the gap between the ceiling and the walls is to install crown moulding. Another great thing about crown moulding is how you can use it on popcorn ceilings as well! Crown moulding is a visually appealing form of molding and is made from wood or sometimes from polystyrene. It would be wise to hire professionals to install it for you. Although a bit expensive, they do say quality of quantity, right? Yes, it’s pricey, but the final product will benefit the overall look of your home for years to come. In addition, with the right tools, you could install crown moulding with popcorn ceiling yourself. It takes a bit of extra care, but it is quite easier than you imagine. In this blog, we will discuss crown moulding with popcorn ceiling, how long it takes and the tools needed to succeed!
Crown Moulding with Popcorn Ceiling
Preparation is Vital!
• You must prepare the room for moulding! You will need to do this by measuring the walls. Focus majorly on the angles you will cut the moulding for, so that it accurately fits.
• Please remember that not all walls will be square-shaped, so be wary of complications. For accuracy, the popcorn ceiling should be completely removed in the areas where you will be placing the crown moulding, so that you will have a flush mount.
• Although you can still install the crown moulding without having to remove the popcorn ceiling, it would not have a precise look to it. And of course, precision is key when it comes to these attention to detail home renovation projects.
• If you want to remove the popcorn ceiling, carefully use a piece of wood to scrape away the area where the moulding will be constructed. Do not scrape away the area that won’t be covered by the moulding.
Cutting the Moulding with Popcorn Ceiling
• When everything is set up for you, including your work area, you can start cutting the moulding. You will essentially be cutting long lengths of material, so ensure you have plenty of room to operate this step.
• Before you start cutting, measure the room again just to be on the safe side. Make sure the measurements you recorded earlier are accurate.
• If it is, start by cutting and mitering the moulding, so that it will fit around the space. If you prime and paint the moulding before fixing it up on your popcorn ceiling, the process will be much easier.
• If you have removed the popcorn ceiling, then you can use glue to stick the moulding up. This will be very easy for you because you won’t have to fill any holes.
• Dry fit all the boards and check the angles before mounting. If you choose to leave the popcorn ceiling up, then you will need to fix the moulding with small nails. Use a nail gun for efficiency.
• Also, you can use glue to form a strong bond for the moulding along the wall.
• Once again, if you removed the popcorn ceiling completely, then you won’t have to worry too much at this point. If the popcorn ceiling is untouched, you must fill the gap with caulking.
• For the small nail holes and the gaps in the seams where the moulding pieces meet (if any), use a putty. There is always a possibility that paint could have been damaged. If so, do a quick touch up and then leave it to dry.
• Painting a ceiling is the toughest task in one’s home because it requires great precision and balance. Now, if you add drywall basement ceilings into the mix, now we went from hard, to extremely hard.
• Hanging drywall on basement ceilings is a difficult job because with most basements, the ceiling is lower than in upper floors. Not to mention the most challenging part: holding the sheets of drywall above your head and making sure it aligns properly, while setting your screws.
• This is where balance plays a huge role. If you are unbalanced, no worries, you can enlist the help of a friend or a Professional Painting Company. Home renovation projects are never easy, so it is okay to ask for the help you need.
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