Ceiling trim makes ceilings better looking by creating a link between wall and ceiling. Blend your house sides together with help from an experienced foreman in this free video on trim and molding.
I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and today I'm going to show you how to properly install some ceiling trim. When installing ceiling trim you're going to need a nailer, whether it be a hand nailer with trim nails, a Brad nailer or a trim nailer and of course, your trim. Also, a compound saw. Now, when it comes to ceiling trim, you have a lot of options. You have a crown molding which goes from the ceiling down to the wall and creates a 45 degree angle. Crown molding puts an empty space between the wall and the ceiling. This is very convenient for running speaker wires or electrical wires. We're going to be using this. This is called a cove molding. This is very convenient for places that are hard to nail into because it's not very heavy. That's what we're going to be using today. Now when putting the ceiling trim up, as you can see here we're going into a dropped ceiling. You can't nail into the dropped ceiling so we're going to be putting our nails right in here. That's why we're using the lighter weight stuff. You're going to take it and we're just going to stop it right here because we don't want to go around the corner so we're going to just cut it straight, firmly place it up there and I'm using a Brad nailer. As you can see we are tight against the ceiling and tight against the wall. Now finish nailing it off. You want to put your nails about every 16 inches. If you can, try to hit a stud. When it comes to piecing the two together to make a joint I like to use a 30 degree angle on a miter saw or compound saw. You want to cut this piece to a 30 degree angle and this piece to a 30 degree angle. That allows you to get a lot of meat where the two come together so if you have to, put a Brad nail in there to hold the seam together. The 30 degree angle gives you a little bit more meat and I think makes a nicer piece. When putting up ceiling trim make sure it is securely fastened to the wall and/or the ceiling. That way it doesn't fall down on you. Remember, be careful when you're up that high. It's quite a ways down and you could hurt yourself. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and that is how you can properly install ceiling trim.