How can I hammer finishing nails into molding without hitting/chipping

by Bab33113098
without hitting or chipping the molding.

  6 answers
  • Christine Waddell Christine Waddell on Jun 05, 2018

    Use a nail setting tool

  • Janet Janet on Jun 05, 2018

    Is it possible for you to borrow or rent a finish nailer ?

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jun 05, 2018

    Get a "nail punch" at the hardware store. Put it over the head of the nail when you're almost in. It pokes the head down into the wood while protecting the molding.

  • William William on Jun 05, 2018

    Nail in to about 1/8" to 1/4" above the surface. Use another finish nail on head of the nailed in nail and hammer to countersink it. Finish nails have a divot in the head for a nail set but this will work if you don't have a nail set.

  • Kim Kim on Jun 05, 2018

    you could also get a bit for your drill to countersink a trim screw

  • Linda Linda on Jun 05, 2018

    You could invest in a pneumatic nailer. If you have much to do and plan future projects it makes all the difference. Big box hardware stores are offering a compressor with stapler, finish nailer and construction nailer for $200. The quality of your projects will improve dramatically. Good luck