What tool is best for installing quarter-round

by Mallie
We purchased a home where a couple of rooms had the carpet removed to expose hardwood floors. Now we need to install quarter round.... would like to DIY, as it’s hard to find a handyman willing to take on small tasks.
what tools would you think would be helpful for this job?

thank you

  7 answers
  • Emmen Emmen on Apr 06, 2018

    A compound mitre saw is best but you can buy mitre boxes for hand saws if budget is an issue, but compound mitre saws come in handy allot once you have them.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 06, 2018

    A miter saw will help with your cuts. Then you will need a hammer, nails and a nail punch. Hammer the nail in most of the way and use the nail punch to hammer it in the rest of the way so you don't ding the wood. Good luck with your project.

  • Kathleen Basiewicz Kathleen Basiewicz on Apr 06, 2018

    Brad nail gun

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 06, 2018

    And a bit of wood putty to fill those nail holes.

  • Emily Emily on Apr 06, 2018

    you could also pre-drill the holes for the nails.

  • Janice Janice on Apr 06, 2018

    A saw to cut the quarter round to the correct lengths and then small finish nails and hammer to adhere the round to the floor and/or wall. Then you can use a chisel or counter sink tool to hammer then nails further in below the wood surface, then use wood filler to fill in the small nail holes and then paint.

  • I have seen it caulked in place or with a nail gun (the holes were then filled with paintable filler)