Discussion in 'Hardwood & Laminate Sales and Installations' started by wood butcher, Nov 18, 2017.
Every register in the house was like this
Wow. Sometimes close just doesn’t cut it
What is the problem here, i cut to the ducting.
Looks like sloppy Joe installed the duct work.
I see that a lot .
Mobile homes are often cut way out of square , like that.
Get brown vent covers, problem solved.
I think Elmer is on to something. However, most brown bent covers I’ve seen aren’t that dark of a brown. I’d think a DARK brown, dark as the floor, can of spray paint would definitely help to make those crooked vent covers not jump out at you as much.
Just hillbilly that up, install right over the duct, custom inset vents = wide kerf circular saw, about 20 odd cuts. Sexy as sin
Scuff paint on existing vents (incl. the vent slots) with sandpaper.
Brush on a very dark brown deck paint, let dry.
Brush on a golden brown deck paint.
While still wet, lightly drag a wrinkled up paper towel in the actual wood grain direction, streaking the paint, let dry.
You can swap the paint colors, if you prefer (test each application on something to decide which you prefer). The resulting vent covers will be less noticeably crooked. The finish will be durable. The project adds only a little time to the job, if the problem is noticed in the beginning. You can profit pretty well on this, if you explain the problem to the customer and tell them you can minimize the visual effect for $XX.00 (which will more than cover your time and cost of materials).
Used to be a place here in Boise that would make custom vents out of the flooring material (wood, laminate, etc.) then the installer would use a template and router to cut the hole. Set the vent and bam, problem solved.