Even if you are skilled and have a lot of experience when it comes to renovations, many still find that it is quite difficult to achieve perfect corners on metal crown molding. Today, we will be going over the proper way to measure, cut, and seam the corners of your metal crown molding.
We will also include a list of tools you will need and some simple and straightforward tips to help you get that professional finish no matter what your level of experience may be.
To determine the amount of molding you will need, you have to calculate the linear feet that are needed. You then divide that by 4 feet. Molding will also often sit at a 45-degree angle and will extend around 3-inches from the ceiling and around 3-inches down the wall. However, this can vary depending on the type of metal crown molding you purchase.
Making the Cuts
Metal crown molding is not a common type of molding, but it does help you achieve a unique look for your home. However, you need to be careful that you don’t damage the metal crown molding during installation.
To cut the inside corners of your crown molding, measure the angle of the corner with an adjustable protractor. You can then use a saw to set the correct angles and make the perfect cuts. Each piece of crown molding you have extending to a corner needs to fit together. So, all crown molding pieces need to match the angles of the corners and should be cut to this exact angle.
Seam the Corners
You want to make sure that it looks seamless as well so blind nailing is a method often used when putting up metal crown molding. The profiles also have a seamless length and look to them while the blind nailing method eliminates any sight of the nails being used.
For this installation, you will need a saw that can cut through metal, a finish nailer, a level, and a tape measure to start with. However, since metal crown molding installation is different from regular crown molding, you may want to consult with a professional about proper installation.