Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Miter saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Putty knife
  • Router
  • Paintbrush
  • Table saw

You'll also need a random orbit sander and carbide saw blades and router bits.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • PVC trim
  • Stainless steel trim-head screws
  • Long-setting PVC cement
  • Acrylic or urethane caulk
  • Exterior filler
  • 100% acrylic exterior paint