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1/4 round attachment


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12-05-04, 07:52 AM   #1  
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1/4 round attachment

What is the proper way to attach 1/2 inch quarter round floor molding? I've got some attached to the baseboards with staples and some with finishing nails. Thanks.

 
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12-05-04, 08:24 AM   #2  
I've always used finish nails until the Brad gun came out, now everything is done with that.

If you dont want the expense of a $400 finish gun just get some 4d finish nails and hammer away.

 
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12-05-04, 09:08 AM   #3  
If you are finishing a large project you can rent a finish gun. Saves the thumbs from countless missed shots. For just a small room I would use the hammer and finish nails.
Good luck and post back if you have further questions

 
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12-05-04, 11:49 AM   #4  
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I personally use a pin nailer or aka brad nailer. It uses 18 gauge nails and leaves a small hole. Probably twice as small as a finish nailer. You can pick one up at H.D. for about $100.00. I highly recommend Senco.

 
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12-17-04, 10:32 AM   #5  
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Painting 1/4 round

I'm having a contractor install 220 lf of 1/4 round for a flooring project. Is it best for me to paint the 1/4 round (white) before or after he has installed it?

 
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12-17-04, 10:38 AM   #6  
It'd be easeir on your knees if you painted it before he installed. Chances are he's just going to use a brad nailer which will leave a very small hole that can be filled in with white caulk/filler and it should blend right in.

I prefer to have all the material painted/stained before installation because it's easier to touch up and ALOT easier on the homeowner than going back and having to tape everything back off.

 
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12-17-04, 02:50 PM   #7  
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I agree with IHI.

Make sure the installer is using a brad/pin nail gun, vs a finish nailer, because the nail heads will be bigger and harder to hide.

 
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