How To Cover Trim On Exterior Door?


Apply the construction adhesive, hold the side casing in place, and hammer in finishing nails every 6-8 inches or so, and sink them with the hammer and another nail. Fill the nail holes with caulk and wipe with a damp paper towel. Then, caulk the new trim to the house and door jamb, and fill the mitered edges.


Use a finish nailer to secure the trim. On the inside part, which covers the door jamb, use 4d or 1.5 in (3.8 cm) finishing nails. On the outside part, which attaches to the wall, use 6d or 2 in (5.1 cm) finishing nails to secure the trim. Avoid placing the nails close to the ends of the trim.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to wrap a door trim?

The cost of installing vinyl-clad trim is around $1 per linear foot and requires removing existing materials....Vinyl Wrap Window Trim.

Vinyl Molding$14 for 14 linear feet
Labor $70 per hour
Supplies $5
Daily Rental for Specialty Equipment $64
Removing Old Trim $30 for an hour of labor

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Why is it important to have exterior door trim?

The exterior door trim on your front door is one of the most important parts of a home. It’s regularly used by family and guests, and it’s usually visible from the street. So it plays an important role in the home’s curb appeal and appearance.

What's the best way to paint plastic door trim?

Lightly sand the plastic door trim with fine sandpaper to abrade the surface. Remove any dust from the plastic trim with a lint-free cloth dampened with denatured alcohol. Apply a thin, even coat of plastic primer to the trim with a paintbrush. Allow it to dry completely for the length of time specified on the package.

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