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Securing baseboard moulding to drywall

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Old 05-25-15, 06:31 PM
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Securing baseboard moulding to drywall

I have to secure baseboard molding to the drywall I installed in the garage. Since the footer behind the drywall is concrete, will finishing nails work or should I use something else.
 
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Old 05-26-15, 03:44 AM
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How is the drywall secured to the concrete? Direct contact with the concrete makes the drywall prone to mold If there are furring strips attached to the concrete with the drywall attached to the strips [correct method] you'd just nail the base at the wood strips. Short of that you'd use adhesive along with something to hold the base tight until the adhesive sets up.
 
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Old 05-26-15, 06:38 PM
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Might sound weird but I would probably suggest you use cove adhesive and a cove adhesive spreader. Either the kind that is a notched putty knife or the kind that goes on a caulking gun.

You could use a liquid nails type product if you can brace it to the wall somehow (like with cement blocks) or sticks to the opposite wall. They sell liquid nails panel adhesive in quart and gallon cans, just like the cove adhesive, and you use a notch trowel, as mentioned above.
 
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