Millwork and moulding are making a serious comeback lately, asking board and batten to step aside. It’s a not to classic design and an easy way to elevate any space to designer level. The only problem is, it can be pricey.
Although the pretty little trim pieces are often priced at $2 or less, it’s misleading because that price is per linear foot. And when you start running trim all around your room in a variety of boxes and chair railing, it adds up big time. But not to worry, I’ve found a way to make it not only easier to try out this trend, but also WAY more affordable.
The answer? PVC moulding!
Often used for screen or exterior moulding, PVC moulding is priced per 8′ and 12′ pieces, and can save you hundreds of dollars on your moulding project.
PROS OF USING PVC MOULDING:
- Very cost effective, usually ranging $2.50-6 per 8 foot piece
- Flexible – making it easy to work with, fit to wonky walls, and level as you go
- Lightweight – doesn’t need glue to install, 2″ finish nails do the job perfectly
- Easily cut with miter shears – saves you from having to run to the saw for every cut, which saves so much time and hassle!
- Not stainable
- Slightly harder to paint – I find spraying works the best to get a flawless, brush/roller stroke-free finish
I used a flat, modern style PVC screen moulding in my daughters room to create a fun accent wall you can see here. Most recently I used the ply cap style PVC moulding on every wall in our bedroom which took it from blah to uber classy. It’s amazing how some trim work can bring big, boring, blank walls to life. Here's what we started with...