How to Add Decorative Molding to Window Casing How to Add Decorative Molding to Window Casing

What You'll Need
Grid paper
Decorative molding
Finish nail gun
Miter or box saw
Pencil
Measuring tape
Wood glue
Wood filler
Wood stain or paint
120-grit sand paper
Measuring Tape

Window casing gives a striking look to the onlookers if they are nicely decorated. They can for surely enhance the beauty of the house if they are well installed and adorned. Newly constructed homes usually don’t posses window casings with decorative molding. In such cases you can install by your own. By this you can save a lot of money and even enjoy doing this task. Window casings are mainly of two types. One is that of metal and the other is that of wood. Casings can measure any where form 2 to 8 inches and do a lot to in dressing up the window. To know further that how to add decorative moldings in both the cases, continue reading.

Step 1 – Take Necessary Precautions

Wear protective glasses to protect your eyes from any foreign particle that might enter your eyes during work. Also, wear a pair of gloves to protect your hands from any splinters that might irritate your skin while handling wood. Be very careful while using nails and also pug your ears with ear plugs.

Step 2 – Designing

First of all decide the pattern you want to have on your window casing. Make sure that you draw minimum four design ideas. More ideas will definitely open more choices for you. Now pick the design you think will best suit the casing and the environment. You can also mingle more than one design, but for that you need to be perfect in doing so. They can therefore express your sense of style. Don’t forget to measure both the length and width of the window casing as well.

Step 3 – Trimming

Now draw the boundary line of the pattern on the window casing by a pencil. You can use a measuring tape to mark where you want the trim to go on the casing. For this you need to be a bit careful. Measure the molding pieces and after doing this you can then cut them on the miter or the box saw. Verify the angle of each cut. Put on your safety glasses. When you are done with this, simply apply a thin line of German glue or wood glue inside the design's boundary lines in the case of wooden moldings. This molding is basically used to fill gaps.

Step 4 – Nailing

Now what you need is a finish nail gun and nails. When you have them, nail the molding pieces in their fixed place. A helper comes in handy here. One can hold the molding pieces and the other can fix them by nailing in.

Step 5 – Filling

Fill all the nail holes and miter seams with sand and wood filler to a 120 grit smoothness. Ensure that the nail is not fidgety in its hole.

Step 6 – Painting

Paint the molding to match the window casing. Generally, it’s either of gold or silver. It gives a royal touch to your plain window casing and is pleasing to the eye. It also gives your living space a tasteful and sophisticated spark.

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