Cost to Install Trim Molding

Updated: August 2017

Trim Molding Installation CalculatorZip Code
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Molding Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 1/2" x 2 1/4" Primed MDF casing. Paint ready. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
132 linear feet$106.77$161.07
Molding Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install trim molding with favorable site conditions. Measure, cut (1 miter and 1 coped end per section) molding and finish nail. Patch and smooth nail holes and if painting caulk edge gaps. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
132 linear feet$106.77$161.07
Molding Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install trim molding including: fasteners, connectors, surface preparation and finishing materials.
132 linear feet$106.77$161.07
Molding Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pneumatic finish nailer, 12" compound miter saw, biscuit joiner, detail sander. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
132 linear feet$106.77$161.07
Option: Remove Molding
Score perimeter of trim, where trim is bonded to ajacent surface(s). Pry trim away from surface without damaging adjacent surfaces, finishes or hardware. Remove trim millwork from premises.
132 linear feet$106.77$161.07
Molding Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
132 linear feet0.1181250.134375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Trim Molding   
Average Cost per Linear Foot  

For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 125 linear feet, the cost to Install Trim Molding starts at $5.38 - $8.12 per linear foot. Because job specific configurations and options will result in significantly different costs, homewyse uses industry-standard algorithms and professionally screened cost data to create estimates customized to the specific options of YOUR trim molding installation project. Unlike websites with vendor aggregated costs - which lack details for comparison and verification - homewyse delivers greater accuracy and relevancy, for estimates of cost, material and time to install trim molding.

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size and Options Enter the number of "linear feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


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Cost to Install Trim Molding - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of trim molding new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Trim Molding Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Trim Molding Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Trim Molding Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install Trim Molding - Unit Price References

Trim Molding Installation - Average Cost Per Linear Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Trim Molding Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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