I thought my crown moulding job was pretty good...
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...until I put LED light bars over the cabinets. At 10' up, you don't see much of anything wrong with the moulding, but with the lights on every nail hole not perfectly filled sticks out like a sore thumb.

I can fix it, but man that's annoying.
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  Re: I thought my crown moulding job was pretty good... by FS7 (...until I put LED l...)
Painted or stained crown?
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  Re: RE: I thought my crown moulding job was pretty good... by Stwood_ (Painted or stained c...)
(12-28-2018, 01:12 AM)Stwood_ Wrote: Painted or stained crown?

Painted.

Thinking about it, I don't think there would be any issue with stained crown. You don't necessarily have to fill those holes depending on the color of the stain (I have never seen them filled) and the nature of wood means you would see them less regardless.

The uniform semi-gloss white paint means any imperfection in the surface (a nail hole) reflects light awkwardly if it's not flush.
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  Re: I thought my crown moulding job was pretty good... by FS7 (...until I put LED l...)
We gotta have some pictures. Raised   Winkgrin
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  Re: RE: I thought my crown moulding job was pretty good... by Stwood_ (We gotta have some p...)
(12-28-2018, 03:52 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: We gotta have some pictures. Raised   Winkgrin

Well I fixed it today.
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  Re: RE: I thought my crown moulding job was pretty good... by FS7 ([quote='Stwood_' pid...)
(12-28-2018, 03:55 PM)FS7 Wrote: Well I fixed it today.

got rid of the lights? Big Grin
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  Re: RE: I thought my crown moulding job was pretty good... by tomsteve ([quote='FS7' pid='77...)
(12-28-2018, 04:17 PM)tomsteve Wrote: got rid of the lights? Big Grin

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Homax-Nail-Ho...gKfOPD_BwE

I hate this stuff, but it seems to be the right thing for jobs like this.
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  Re: I thought my crown moulding job was pretty good... by FS7 (...until I put LED l...)
The Timbermate brand filler works great too. Paintable, staintable, never goes bad. The 'never goes bad' is really true...well at least for several years.
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  Re: I thought my crown moulding job was pretty good... by FS7 (...until I put LED l...)
As for stained being easier to conceal nail holes, you have it backwards.  Prime the crown molding install it with nails and fill the holes.  Top coat last and the nail marks go away.  If you use stained molding, you have to stain it first then install.  You never get the filler to match the stained wood.  The light is what shows the imperfections.
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