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How to Add Decorative Molding on Top of Baseboard

Spruce up old baseboards by adding decorate trim or quarter-round molding to the top of them.

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Here's How To Do It:

You can use this technique to match a discontinued design.

Cut and Position Molding

Cut the molding to size and position it on the top edge of the molding. Joints may be mitered or butt-joined (as in this sequence).

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Secure Molding

Secure the molding in place with finish nails. Continue to install the molding along the baseboard.

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Add Finishing Touches

Fill nail holes and joints, and sand before painting.

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