I used polyurethane molding and corner blocks. There were some pros and cons.
- The molding arrives primed to be ready for painting. Unfortunately, the primer had a very rough, uneven texture (from a poor spray job, perhaps?). I had to spend a LOT of time sanding it smooth before I could paint.
- Polyurethane is very lightweight, which made the molding super easy to install, even by myself. I was able to prop the far end of the molding on a small nail while I attached it with my pneumatic nailer.
- No scarf joints are necessary with polyurethane molding. I was able to simply butt adjoining pieces together.
- The corner blocks were a bit of a challenge because none of the corners of my room is a 90-degree angle.
- However, a corner block was ideal for the corner near my chandelier because I was able to use my Dremel to cut notches out and run the chandelier power cord through/behind the block.
I would definitely use polyurethane molding again, though probably try a different supplier to hopefully avoid hours of messy sanding.
|no crown molding|
|with crown molding|