Wall mouldings, also known as trim or molding, can be a beautiful and elegant addition to any room. They can add depth, character, and style to your walls, and can also cover up imperfections or blemishes. Installing wall mouldings can be a relatively simple DIY project, but it does require some basic tools, materials, and a bit of patience.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to install wall mouldings:

  1. Gather materials: First, you'll need to gather all the necessary materials. This will include the wall mouldings, a measuring tape, a saw, a nail gun or hammer, nails, a spirit level, adhesive glue, and painter's tape.

  2. Measure and mark: Use the measuring tape to measure the length of the walls where you want to install the mouldings. Then, mark the walls with a pencil where you want the mouldings to be placed. Use a spirit level to ensure that the lines are straight and even.

  3. Cut the mouldings: Using a saw, and a mitre block if necessary and cut the mouldings to the appropriate length for each section of wall. Be sure to measure twice and cut once to avoid wasting material. If you don't have a saw, you can usually have the mouldings cut to size at your local home improvement store.

  4. Apply adhesive glue: Apply a small amount of glue along the back of each piece of moulding before attaching it to the wall. This will help ensure a secure and long-lasting hold.

  5. Adhesive is all your will need to hold up your mouldings however if you want extra fixings you can also nail the mouldings: Use a nail gun or hammer to attach the mouldings to the wall. If you're using a nail gun, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. If you're using a hammer, use small nails to avoid splitting the mouldings. It's a good idea to use painter's tape to hold the moulding in place while you nail it to the wall.

  6. Fill nail holes: Once all the mouldings are in place, use filler to fill any nail holes or gaps. Allow the filler to dry completely, then sand it smooth.

  7. Paint: Finally, paint the mouldings to match the rest of the room. This will give them a polished and professional look.

By following these steps, you can install wall mouldings yourself and give your walls a beautiful and stylish upgrade.

February 28, 2023 — Jessica Davis