What size nail to use for window trim?

  • Sara
    Sara Montville, NJ
    Using a nail gun?
  • Imagery
    Imagery Littleton, CO
    Hi Brian,

    I use a 15 gauge 2 1/2" finish nail in an angled Senco nail gun for the area that will be fastening to the stud, and an 18

  • James A
    James A Roswell, GA
    4d finishing nails
  • Carl Peters Jr.
    Carl Peters Jr. Dumont, NJ
    @Brian...Depending on the size of the window trim to be installed, an 18 gauge nail should be used. Usually 1-1/4" in length works well when nailing into the jamb and 2-1/2 through the thicker part of the trim into the stud. Try to nail into a flat
  • KPT Carpentry
    KPT Carpentry Wharton, NJ
    Hi Brian, If you do not have a nail gun then use # 6 finish nails make sure you set the nail and fill properly.