Quick Tip: Installing Crown Molding

Often the most challenging aspect of installation is to cut the crown molding so that it fits snugly between the walls and ceiling. For professional-looking results, follow these guidelines.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 1:19 PM

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You can dress up a room by installing crown molding along the ceiling. Here are some tips to keep in mind. Always place the molding in your miter box upside down. Think of the box as if it were the ceiling. Then trim the back of the miter at a 45-degree angle with a coping saw. This way, you should have a perfect fit. Add a coat of trim paint, and you’ll end up with a much more elegant room.

For more on trim and molding, consider:

Moldings 101
5 Ways to Give a New House Architectural Charm
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