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Installing Vinyl Door Trim on the Entry Door - Detailed Instructions

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YOU ASKED FOR IT! Installing vinyl door trim (brickmold) on the exterior door. Follow along as I show you detailed step by step instructions on how to replace your worn out and weathered exterior wood trim and replace it with new maintenance free vinyl pvc trim (brick mold) NO MORE SCRAPING AND PAINTING! Viewers that have seen my previous vinyl trim video have asked for more of an instructional video, rather than a demonstration. Well here it is! CHECK OUT THE TOOLS & GEAR I USE 🔴 https://www.amazon.com/shop/brandonlund FOLLOW ME ON ⇨ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunddiybuilds ⇨ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LundDIYBuilds Link to condensed vinyl trim video: https://youtu.be/hWEgqEZE4eE Link to "Speed Cutting" video https://youtu.be/7AOqNNUabbM Link to materials I used: Veranda Trim Board http://www.homedepot.com/p/Veranda-1-2-in-x-12-in-x-8-ft-Reversible-Cellular-PVC-Fascia-H120WWS2/203733425 Vinyl Brickmold (door casing) http://www.homedepot.com/p/2448-1-1-4-in-x-2-in-x-8-ft-PVC-Composite-White-Brick-Moulding-0244808012/100077259 Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud The song used in the video is titled "Dreams"
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Richard Hubbard (1 year ago)
Great video! I have been agonizing over either paying someone to do this for our back door or tackling the project myself. You have really spelled out the process in easy to follow terms. Here goes nothing...
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Richard Hubbard, you got this brother! I love hearing comments like this and getting feedback when i'm helping others. Be sure to post a pic of your finished project to my Facebook page when your finished!
huy nguyen (14 days ago)
good job sir !
Brandon Lund (11 days ago)
Thank you!
james whritenor (16 days ago)
Thanks! that was awesome
Brandon Lund (16 days ago)
Thanks James!
kmnmalaska (16 days ago)
I wouldn't use 16 or 18 gauge nails for pneumatic guns to nail on exterior trim, especially thicker pieces like brick mold. I've found that they move in our hot summers and cold winters. Use trim screws, or you'll be back re-nailing the trim in a year or two.
Brandon Lund (16 days ago)
So far so good though. The caulking seems to act as an adhesive which I think helps prevent that
CARMEN A MEDINA (26 days ago)
Brandon Lund Thank you for this video.I was looking until found you to have idea to do my door trim. Very good tutorial.3/23/2019
Brandon Lund (23 days ago)
Thank you! Glad I could help!
Fernando Prisco (2 months ago)
Great vidio
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thank you Fernando!
Noneofyodamnbidness (3 months ago)
Great video! Just wondering...I have a older home that I will be changing and exterior door. My question is...is it always good practice to leave the old molding under the brick mold, or should everything come off and be replaced? Thanks for any help!
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Thank you! I would only remove the moldings below if you are concerned that moisture could get trapped and rot or cause mold. I sealed mine up tight so I wasn't concerned.
Sammysamsam (3 months ago)
Wicked tutorial. Have you ever encountered a wall that isnt plumb? New door imstalled has to sit out or in 1/2 proud so as to no swing inwards.
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Unfortunately I have. I typically install the door level and plumb and add furring strips to make it dye into everything around it if it's way out of wack. It takes a little more time, but when the door is open. It doesnt creep shut. Are you from New England by chance? The reason i ask is the term "wicked" isnt used much south of New Hampshire.
Perreke Lopez (4 months ago)
Good job. Great video...
Brandon Lund (4 months ago)
Thank you very much
kelly blaylock (5 months ago)
Great video! Just curious, is there any other reason for not running the width all the way to the door jamb, besides future door replacing? Thanks!
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
Kelly, that's really the only reason. Thanks for watching :)
Brandon Luna (6 months ago)
Good stuff Brandon Lund
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
Thank you very much!
Ira Dunav (6 months ago)
Hi Brandon. You did an excellent job on this video. I will be doing this same job later this week. Did you use 100% bright white silicone to attach the moldings to the wood? Thanks in advance.
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
Ira Dunav thank you very much! Yes, bright white 100% silicone. Check back in and let me know how it went. Cheers
Daisy Ortiz (7 months ago)
Would love to see you change out the molding of a bay window. Thank you!
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
I will see what I can do! Thanks for watching!
Anthony Brito (7 months ago)
caulk cam shot is so cool
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
Thanks man!
Samantha Tello (7 months ago)
If you could, I'd appreciate some clarification. Around the 1:50 mark of your video you state the trim will be REPLACED (the pieces you end up measuring to be 4 1/2" and 4 3/4" wide.) But, further on in the video you don't replace them, you only put the vinyl over the rotted wood. I saw your answer to another person asking "Why cover up the old trim instead of replace it?" but wanting it to look better doesn't explain why you'd cover up rotting wood instead of replacing it. Thanks in advance!
Samantha Tello (7 months ago)
Got it! Thanks!
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
Initially I was going to replace everything, but as I started to dig into everything, it seemed unreasonable to tear out all those nice painted trim pieces (only to put on new pieces) just because a small section of the bottom was bad, so I chose to leave them in place. Whenever you take on your own projects (emphasis on your own property), you have to balance what your willing to spend, how involved your willing to get and ultimately whats the return for your effort. For me, I determined to leave the pieces in place, (yes I could have cut out the bad section but it would not serve a purpose unless the reason they rotted to begin with was fixed) I corrected the problem (trees shading the wood / moisture wicking into the end grain - It's open on the back side as you can see, so air is getting to it). Ultimately I wanted a maintenance free surface that will last my lifetime without spending any more money than I already had. I believe I have accomplished what I set out to do. The younger me would have replaced everything...the older me weighs out the cost / time vs. benefit. Thanks for watching! Cheers!
RandomThoughts (7 months ago)
Great, very informative. Thanks for the extra detail.
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
Thanks for watching and I appreciate your support
Paige (7 months ago)
Looks great! Wish I could do something like that. Sadly, I have a cinder block home and can't nail anything. Ugh. Not sure what to do about it. Thanks anyway!
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
Thank you! At least you don't have to worry about wood rot like we have to in our region. Thanks for watching!
John H (8 months ago)
what saw blade is he using, thank you for the details
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
Im using a Dewalt trim blade
ERICK Valiente (8 months ago)
How about video installing a door in block wall?
Vito Plower (6 months ago)
Same thing as wood. Use 3" tapcons to fasten. Do not forget to check county/city CODe. We have to drive a LOT of fasteners down here in FL.
Christopher Taylor (7 months ago)
Had to do this myself last year. Basically its the same as installing into wood but you use masonry anchors instead of regular screws. As I'm sure you have found out, there aren't many resources online showing how to install a front door into a block house.
Brandon Lund (8 months ago)
We don't have many concrete or block buildings in our region. I've done it on commercial jobs, but it's been a while.
steven byars (8 months ago)
If you wanted to fill the nail holes, what product would you use that would keep the vinyl look?
Brandon Lund (8 months ago)
steven byars I just use 100% bright white silicone. They probably make other stuff but I’ve had good luck with it.
thechemistscholar (9 months ago)
love the chill hop in this vid
Brandon Lund (9 months ago)
Thanks!
JS Yeager (9 months ago)
Very good video dude. I was about to buy wood brick molding and trim pieces to repair some rotting wood until I saw this....this will definitely be the way to go with vinyl.
Brandon Lund (9 months ago)
Glad I could help man!
JQ Machgunner (9 months ago)
what size were the brads you used on the brickmold pieces?
Brandon Lund (9 months ago)
I believe I was using 18 gauge x 2 1/2" if I remember correctly
Wyna Stefanik (10 months ago)
drip edge? j channel?
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Wyna Stefanik Nope. Not possible when the brickmold is installed on top of a finished surface. 100% silicone behind the brickmold as I demonstrated will keep everything dry and tight. Run a thin bead along the j-channel at the perimeter and done.
Erd Dolbow (10 months ago)
Great video thx
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thank you very much!!!
Lucas Perla (10 months ago)
Awesome video. Stupid question do you putty the holes then paint it or use a white putty and hope it isn’t noticeable?
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thanks buddy! I don't paint the trim. I just keep it natural so I don't have to deal with chipped paint later down the road. As far as the nail holes go, I just work a dab of 100% bright white silicone over the nail holes and call it done.
Indiana Innovation (11 months ago)
Why cover up the old trim instead of replace it?
Brandon Lund (11 months ago)
Indiana Innovation good question! I wanted the new trim pieces to sit flush or protrude slightly beyond the vinyl j-trim. That way I had an edge I could run a bead of caulking against plus It adds a little dimension and looks better in my opinion. The old trim was a little shy of the j-channel and it looked wimpy in my opinion. I think the added depth by going over the trim made a subtle difference in how the trim around the door stood out.
luke nahdee (11 months ago)
Make it look so easy
Brandon Lund (11 months ago)
Thank you, but It's really not much more difficult than what you see.
HCAC BUILD (11 months ago)
Dang Cuz, 46 nail holes to putty. I'd hate to paint behind you.
HCAC BUILD (11 months ago)
Understood, I'm using PVC to build caps and bases for a client. We glued the miters with PVC glue. The columns are made of fiberglass.
Brandon Lund (11 months ago)
HCAC BUILD I put extra because the screen door is hanging by the trim...plus our freeze thaw climate has a tendency to work fasteners loose
robert pearson (1 year ago)
A very easy to watch, informative instructional video. I especially liked the little "tool cam" footage. Nice touch.
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
robert pearson Thank you very much for the great comment and I'm glad you liked the tool cam footage. It took a bot of work to make it all come together :)
SJ R (1 year ago)
Vinyl products are such a high price. I wanted to replace my window sill with vinyl product, but can't afford.
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
+S Robin That's the bad part of vinyl. Thanks for watching :)
T Mcl (1 year ago)
Can't wait to do this....Thanks Brandon!!
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
+T Mcl Thanks and glad I could help! :)
James Draper III (1 year ago)
Watch how I do it! Let me know what you think https://youtu.be/eWUXi3vxkpM
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
+James Draper III You rock bro!!!!
Kevin Holmes (1 year ago)
Thanks for the info. I think we'll use vinyl for finishing an outer door on our raised ranch. Previously there was aluminum sheeting bent in to fit.. This looks much nicer and we don't need a sheet metal brake! The door was a couple hundred so splurging on the outer trim a little more makes since because we are doing it ourselves.
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
+Kevin Holmes I completely agree! The metal clad is nice, but in my opinion this looks better and doesn't dent / scratch like the aluminum. Set it and forget it! :) Good luck with your project Kevin :)
Dane Kaylor (1 year ago)
Thanks for a no-nonsense video. We've got a 1926 Craftsman that needs some serious updates and the trim around the doors (and basically all exterior) needs to be redone and I'm seriously considering vinyl. Great video!
James Draper III (1 year ago)
Dane Kaylor Watch how I do it! Let me know what you think https://youtu.be/eWUXi3vxkpM
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
+Dane Kaylor Right On, and this is an easy diy project so you can save some money! Thanks for watching and good luck on your project!
Dane Kaylor (1 year ago)
Absolutely, and at least for us it'd cost nearly as much to pay a professional to trim it out for us, doubling the price for an afternoon's worth of work.
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
+Dane Kaylor Thank you! Its a bit pricy up front, but you will NEVER have to paint again (or worry about rot) When I get older, I may not be able to paint, so that was another reason. What you saw done in the video cost around $100.00 usd in materials. Not bad considering the cost of paint over the coarse of a lifetime.
Tsunami101st (1 year ago)
Nice. Can't wait to try this at home.
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
+Tsunami101st Thanks buddy! No more painting FOREVER!

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