Ok - you guys seem to know everything.
I just put in hardwood/laminate floors. I ripped out the old school door casing/baseboard before I started. To finish the job, I need to install new baseboard. I have the new boards, they are primed white.
I know I will need to measure and miter cut the boards to fit. That is a given. Here are my questions:
Do I glue/caulk/seal the back of the board to the wall? It seems my old basboards were caulk sealed to the wall, and nailed.
My plan was something like this:
1. Measure and miter cut boards.
2. Paint them white before install to lessen the amount of paint work once installed.
3. Caulk/liquid nail the back side of them, and install them.
4. Nail them into place (do I just nail on the verticle stud lines? I dont think I can nail into the base 2x4.) Do I nail then in a crevice of the baseboard pattern, or on a flat area?
5. Caulk/seal/putty the corner joints and ends into the door casings.
6. Touch up paint the ends/corners and putty/paint the nail areas.
Is this correct?
Use liquid nails or something else similar to hold them in place. That is easier in my opinion. Plus, it holds great. No touch up afterward either.
I've never seen baseboards with liquid nail on the backside.
Caulk the seam and plug the nail holes.
I've never used glue, and I have rarely seen baseboards with glue.
No, you don't need glue, just nails every foot or two.
If you use a brad nailer you won't even need to touch it up afterwords.
Sounds like you got it covered to me.