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Paint-Grade Interior Trim

Choosing molding that looks good and finishes well takes more thought than it used to

Shopping for interior trim can be an overwhelming chore. The array of products made of different materials can leave even experienced builders scratching their heads. Fine Homebuilding associate editor Chris Ermides takes a look at today's world of interior trim, including finger-jointed, medium-density-fiberboard, and synthetic trim products. Each style is profiled and includes a list of pros and cons. This article includes a sidebar about flexible moldings, which can be useful on curved walls or arched openings.

Paint-Grade Interior Trim

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