The pros make it seem effortless to remodel an entire home in about an hour. After finishing we decided we didn’t want to rush into another painting project.
That top dark brown wall extends into our upstairs family room. So, I focused my attention on the lower part of the landing wall and came up with an idea!
Before you start painting, look at your taped-off design from different angles and make sure you are happy with it. You haven’t done anything permanent yet, so be sure to check that the lines are straight and the design is centered on your wall.
The moulding will cover that, and it makes a pretty finishing touch that is well worth the little extra work. For this project you’ll need to select one that is flat on the back to fit flush against the wall.
For our project we painted the moulding a bright white in a satin finish. Start by using a miter saw to cut the end of your moulding piece at a 45 degree angle as shown.
Place the inside (shorter side) of the moulding just below your paint line. NOTE: You don’t need a powered miter saw for this small project.
Then mark the lower edge to be cut about 1/4 inch inside the paint line. Attach the moulding to the wall using a brad gun or finishing nails. Cut a 45 degree angle at one end of the moulding to match the piece already attached to the wall.
We’ll be applying spackle over the cracks and over the nail heads at the end to finish it up nicely.
Use a level to make sure the piece is vertical, then measure 1/4 inch inside the paint line to mark the cut. Measuring the last piece is a little tricky, but by this time you’ve got a few cuts under your belt and should be getting the hang of this.
Cut and attach to the wall with a brad gun or finishing nails. Move to your left and position the top piece of moulding using a level. When the spackle is completely dry, apply a top, finish coat of white paint to the moulding. Prep time for painting the base coats on the moulding took about an hour.