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bem

08:44PM | 02/02/03
Member Since: 02/02/03
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I'm going to try my hand at installing some wood (cherry) moulding. The moulding will need to be cut into several sections. Should I cut the moulding first and then stain it or can I get away with staining a section of moulding and then cutting it?

Thanks

Altereagle

05:40AM | 02/03/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
If you are better at painting than that would be second, if you are better at carpentry that would be second...

I typically stain first, since I know my joints will be done well and will not need any putty or filler. Once installed I'll place the finish coat... a painter will disagree with me though.

joed

01:13PM | 02/07/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
I would stain first and then touch up any knicks and the cut ends later. It is easier to stain and finish before it is installed.


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