I love my nail guns but SOMETIMES, they don’t quite get the job done and you’re left with a nail head protruding slightly beyond the surface and you have to resort to an old school hammer to sink that nail. Now you don’t want to just go hammering away at the nail and ding up your trim, grab a “nail set” do it properly.
Grab a pair of ear plugs too because it’s loud. It’s important to get a nail set that has a dimple on the end. That way it won’t slip off the nail head so easily.
Place the nail set over the nail.
Hammer until the nail is sunk and you have enough of a depression in the wood to fill with wood filler.
You might want to put a towel down to protect the surface in an instance like this where the hammer is laying on the floor while I pound in that stubborn nail.
Sand down the wood that pushed out around the nail set and then fill with wood filler, prime and paint. That spot should disappear.
And THAT is all there is to it!
Tags: Moulding, Remodeling 101, trim