DIY WAINSCOTING TIPS

Wainscoting installation can really help you maximize your rooms potential at making it look great. If your interior walls are dull and your room needs a boost, installing wainscoting can do the trick to any room in your home.

Home remodeling can be fun especially if you are looking to better your home’s appearance. Wainscoting can be the answer to many home improvements needs. You can take a plain dull room or hallway and make it look beautiful. You don’t have to be very experienced to install wainscoting. Some basic tool handling knowledge is necessary but once. you get started installing wainscoting, you will learn it in no time.

Wainscoting can be installed 2 different ways. You can install wainscoting by purchasing a kit or you can design and create your wainscoting from scratch. Kits can be pricy but if you shop around you can find wainscoting kits for a fairly reasonable price. Kits come in sections anywhere from 5′ – 10′ sections. You would need to cut the sections as needed and install accordingly. Creating wainscoting from scratch requires just a bit more wood working knowledge. You would also need to figure the lumber or stock needed for your wainscoting home improvement project. Each piece of stock would need to be cut and installed individually. This method actually works out a bit easier when wainscoting needs to be installed on a wall that has light switches and outlet plates as well as any other obstacle that may be in the way. The kits  are a little less accommodating for the novice installer.

When deciding on which type of wainscoting style you would like to install in your room, 90% of the time, you will  either be choosing between a wainscoting beadboard or a wainscoting raised panel install. The Wainscoting beadboard usually comes in sheets of plywood that you would cut to size or  you can get precut planks.  Precut planks will usually come packaged with a certain amount of planks covering a certain amount of square footage.

Between the 2 styles of wainscoting, the raised panel style is harder to install. The wainscoting beadboard sheeting can be cut to size installed, then add a chair rail and your basic wainscoting beadboard in its simplest form is installed. Raised panel wainscoting can get very detailed. As you look through and view pictures, you will notice all the different styles of raised panel wainscoting. It is amazing how many different styles you can create.

Installing wainscoting will require certain trimwork tools needed to install your wainscoting. Whether you are experienced or a novice molding installer, owning the necessary tools can be a wise purchase. If you want to save a lot of time, purchase a basic air compressor kit. Many small air compressor kits include nail guns that shoot small trim nails that would work perfect on your trimwork or molding. Also consider purchasing a basic mitre box chop saw. This saw will make all the necessary angle cuts perfectly and easily. A caulking gun will be necessary in order to apply construction adhesive to the molding  and glue it to the walls. A level and tape measure will also be needed.

Once you get these item, get started with your wainscoting and you will create some beautiful, exciting wainscoting.

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Mr. David Pangione

Pangione Developers Inc.

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years. 

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TRIM and MOLDING TIPS FOR YOUR HOME

TRIM

  MOLDING

    TRIMWORK

 

Molding

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, I can tell you that choosing the right molding for your home improvement project changes the look of your home drastically. Just by adding molding, your remodeling project will change the entire look of a room or rooms without changing the actual dimensions of  the room. Moldings come in many shapes and sizes. It is possible to add molding to your doors, windows, floor perimeters, ceilings or even walls. Purchasing and installing  moldings can be one of the smartest home improvement choices any homeowner can make when looking for ways to bring your rooms to life.

Trim-A Lost Art

Homes built long ago were created with grandiose molding schemes. If you have ever visited a home built before the 1950’s or so, you understand what I am talking about. Where windows these days are trimmed with 4 pieces of molding, one for each side, back then a window was trimmed with between nine to thirteen pieces of molding. Floors had minimum six inch base molding, a 1 3/4″ base cap and a 3/4″ quarter round where the floor meets the 6″ base. These days, you are lucky to have a 3 1/4″ base molding.

This molding style was lost somewhere in the 1950’s and molding became more simple. Gone were the chair moldings that brought to your rooms so much character. As it created a horizontal divider throughout any room it was in, many times the lower half was  a different color from the top half or one section had wall paper. Inside the lower half many people installed wainscoat  wall treatments which  could have been created in many different styles.

Wainscoting

Wainscoting moulding can bring any room to life. With it’s many styles and design’s, you can create so many different variations of patterns with wainscoting. The traditional style of creating the lower 1/3 of a wall with a wainscoting pattern, then the remainder of the upper wall can be painted of wallpapered. As you can see, wainscoting can make any room look amazing.

Are you interested in having wainscoting installed in a room in your home?

Door and Window Trim

Door and window trim has become a very important part of many remodeling. People are now removing old trim and replacing with new moulding assembly’s with much more detail. The focus has shifted from the standard 2 1/4″ window and door trim and the 3 1/4″ floor trim. Homeowners are inquiring and requesting larger, wider more detailed moldings. Rightly so, since the look is much more appealing for all to see. Changing over and installing newer more  detailed moldings is not very complicated. As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, we have removed and replaced moldings on thousands of windows and doors. People like the look of a room that is more detailed. Replacing and or installing from scratch, new door and window trim can really make your rooms stand out. The great thing about installing mouldings is that its’s really not that complicated. With the assistance of a book or video, one can learn to trim very easily.

Are you interested in Door and Window Mouldings?

Contact Your NJ Home Improvement Contractor For More Information

 

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author:

Mr. David Pangione

of

Pangione Developers Inc.

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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http://nj-homeimprovement-contractor.com/moulding/

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