Make ceilings the crowning glory in your home

How to install crown mouldings

and make your home fit for royalty

Crown mouldings add a regal touch to any room or cabinet. They might look fancy, but they’re easier to install than you might think. This guide will show you how to install crown mouldings. Crown mouldings add a regal touch to any room or cabinet. They might look fancy, but they’re easier to install and repair than you might think, this guide will show you how.

Getting started with crown mouldings

Before you start, ensure that you have everything you need:

Make sure to wear goggles and gloves when cutting the crown moulding material.  

Before you go shopping write down the measurements of each wall and buy pieces that are long enough to completely span each wall.

How to install crown mouldings

  1. Choose the right moulding pieces. Look out for any splits or deep milling marks as these will be tough to sand out and choose moulding pieces that all have the same stain.
  2. Apply masking tape to the walls and ceiling so that about half an inch of the tape will be covered by the rail trim. Then mark the positions with your pencil.
  3. Create a template. Use a mitre saw to cut a moulding piece and use this as a template so that all of the pieces join at the right angle, then start to install each piece using UniBond No More Nails Original.
  4. Remove the masking tape after you’ve finished installing the crown mouldings. Run a sharp knife or UniBond’s Smoother and Cutter tool lightly along the rail to remove the tape.

Once you have the first piece of crown moulding in place, add the piece to the right of it next and work around the room.

How to fix damaged crown mouldings

If your crown mouldings are damaged you can fix them in no time, with UniBond No More Nails Original grab adhesive.

Restoring your crown mouldings is easy with UniBond No More Nails Original grab adhesive.

  1. Fill in any gaps that have appeared between your crown moulding and ceiling by applying some UniBond No More Nails Originaland carefully gluing the parts back together.
  2. Paint over stained crown moulding.
  3. Replace crown moulding pieces. This should be a last resort, but if the crown moulding is heavily damaged, cut too short or showing signs of mould, it’s time to replace it entirely.