Install Wide Baseboard Molding Over Existing Narrow

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It always amazes why one post is pinned thousands of times and others are rarely pinned. I have two posts that are continually pinned day after day. This one is pinned approximately 3500 times a month for years. It is still one of my most popular posts of all time. INSTALL WIDE BASEBOARD MOLDING OVER EXISTING NARROW.


Updated and Revised Post With New Product Listing:


With so many room makeovers going on, I see that it is being pinned more often than usual, so time to share my complete post and review again. REVISED NOTICE: The baseboard that I used is no longer carried by Lowes, but they do have another brand they carry that works the same way. Here is the link – – -https://www.lowes.com/pd/Orac-Decor-Orac-Decor-Baseboard-4-75-in-x6-5-ft-Polystyrene-Baseboard/5001173049.

(This was a bathroom makeover from my previous home.)


When I showed you guys my inspiration ideas for redoing the hall bathroom, I showed you this new molding idea. It is a composite wide molding that is sculpted to fit right over your narrow molding without having to remove it. You all asked for a review when I got it.


Here is a picture to show you how it fits over my baseboard. My existing baseboard is really narrow, not anywhere near as wide as the sample the manufacturer shows. It does fit right over the top beautifully.

Here is a picture to show you how it fits over my baseboard. My existing baseboard is really narrow, not anywhere near as wide as the sample the manufacturer shows. It does fit right over the top beautifully.

This shows how it fits next to the door frame. I think this is a genius product.

All I had to do was measure the length, make one cut, unscrew the doorstop, push in place and nail with my electric nail gun.

What an amazing upgrade. It looks fabulous. (That’s the chair rail and new towel bars in the tub – it’s a construction zone here)


Now all I have to do is install the chair rail and caulk both then the wall will be ready for paint.


The baseboard I used is no longer available at Lowe’s, however they have a different brand that works the same way. Here is the link – – -https://www.lowes.com/pd/Orac-Decor-Orac-Decor-Baseboard-4-75-in-x6-5-ft-Polystyrene-Baseboard/5001173049


  • 4-3/4in High x 1in Projection
  • Our Orac Decor baseboard moulding can easily enhance the current design style of any space
  • Resistant to moisture and can be used in high humidity and damp areas, such as bathrooms or basements
  • This moulding features one-piece construction which eliminates the need for build-up and the possibility of post construction separation or cracks
  • Produced from Duropolymer, a high-impact polystyrene specially formulated by Orac Dcor, which offers pronounced detailing and crisp, clean lines
  • Our Orac Decor baseboard moulding offers high impact resistance and can be used in high trafficked areas
  • Easily installed with Orac Decor’s proprietary adhesives allowing you to cut down on cost and labor

Now all I have to do is install the chair rail and caulk both then the wall will be ready for paint.


Here is the information from Lowe’s web site. and the link to order some for yourself if you want. I will definitely be ordering more. (This is not a sponsored post, I just like to pass along things I find and think you might like too.)


Since it is no longer available at Lowe’s, . – I did a google and found it on Amazon. Here is the link – -https://www.amazon.com/RapidFit-Craftsman-Baseboard-Moulding-Piece/dp/B07DP7L455


RapidFit 5.25-in x 8-ft Interior Pine Mdf Baseboard – $21.60

5.25-in x 8-ft Interior Pine Mdf Baseboard


  • Installs over existing trim
  • Covers existing base up to 9/16-in thick and 3-1/2-in wide
  • Eliminates removal and disposal of existing trim
  • Primed and ready to paint
  • Made from eco-friendly wood composite (MDF)
  • Install RapidFit base blocks to eliminate miters and enhance your trim project
  • Use RapidFit transition blocks when upgrading base only to create a seamless transition between RapidFit base and existing casing
  • RapidFit spacers cover bases thinner than 9/16-in thick
  • RapidFit is available exclusively at Lowe-fts
  • http://www.lowes.com/pd_296394-1487-R+805+8+RFFBD___?productId=3666690&pl=1&Ntt=wide+baseboard+molding

Install Wide Baseboard Molding Over Existing Narrow. So what do you think, is this something you might want to try too?

Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life
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