Foam crown molding is simple to install and looks just like wood molding! Learn everything you need to know about installing foam crown molding from someone who tried it.
- Foam molding is a great option for people who are uncomfortable with using power tools. You could install molding in an entire house with only a hand saw.
- The molding comes unpainted. Start with one coat of primer, then two coats of semi-gloss latex paint. I used an angled brush, but if you have a paint sprayer, it would work well for this job.
- Because it’s foam, the molding is very lightweight, so installation is easier. Even my kids could lift an entire 8 foot section of molding above their heads.
- Once it’s installed, foam crown molding looks just like traditional wood molding. I seriously can’t tell a difference.
- You do have to be careful not to dent the foam during cutting and installing. It’s soft, so if you push too hard on it or press tools into it, it will leave indentations. It’s not a big deal… just something to be aware of.
- If the thought of cutting angles scares you, you can purchase pre-made inside and outside corners! No mitered cuts needed… just install the corners, then caulk all of the seams. Talk about simple! The pre-made corners are available HERE.