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asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd April, 2020

What size nail do I use for shoe molding?

Brad nailers use smaller 18-gauge nails up to 2 inches long. Because the nails are thinner in cross section, they leave a smaller hole and are less likely to split narrow trim and molding, making them a good choice for stop and cove moldings or baseboard shoe molding.

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Moreover, what kind of Nailer do you use for quarter round?

The preferred tool for nailing shoe molding or quarter round is an electric finish or brad nailer. This tool will automatically set or recess small finish nails, and can greatly speed up your work. The older method of nailing trim was to hammer in nails by hand, then set the heads with a nail-set tool.

Similarly, can I glue shoe molding? Generally, don't glue anything that may need to be serviced, unless you're willing to risk having to destroy it to remove it. You can also pre drill a pilot hole Use a drill bit a tiny bit smaller then the nails. You won't have a problem bending nails this way.

Also know, how do you install shoe molding without nails?

No Nail Shoe Molding Installation Puncture the seal of the canister. On a clean work area, lay down the shoe molding face down and apply a bead of liquid nails in a zig-zag pattern so it covers the length of the molding. Put the molding up to the wall with the adhesive side facing the wall and press firmly into place.

When should I use shoe molding?

The main use for shoe molding is to run along the intersection of the baseboard and floor. Using shoe molding gives the floor installer more latitude in their end cuts and also allows the trim carpenter to hide un-level floors.

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