11:09AM | 09/20/04
Member Since: 09/19/04
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I am about to install a chair rail in an old home. The walls are plaster and not very plumb or straight. My concern is that I wont be able to nail into the plaster and draw the trim in tight.

Any advice on nailing trim into plaster?


11:00AM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
You do not want to nail to the plaster. You want to find where the studs are. then nail into them, THROUGH the plaster.

Put a chaulk line or pencil at level where the chair rail will go to identify the space. In spot under where it will be hidden, you can test nail to find where you hit the stud if you have no stud finder, or to be sure, if you do have a finder. Then you can transfer those findings to the chair rail as you put it up so the nails wil be in the right place.

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