A Quick Tip for Installing Nailhead Trim

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Nailhead trim is a popular way to add a stylish, finishing touch to upholstery projects. But lining up hundreds of nails in a neat, straight line can be a tedious undertaking. To make the process easier, Dritz® has made an easy-to-install nailhead trim that we’ll show you how to install in a quick video.

Easy-to-install Dritz nailhead trim was used to finish the back of this upholstered chair

What makes this decorative nailhead trim unique is that all the nailheads are connected in one long trim piece and a real tack is nailed in every five nailheads to secure the trim to your furniture piece. This reduces your hammering and also keeps your decoration in a perfectly neat row. It also is much faster to install nailhead trim than hammering in each individual nailhead. Unlike individual nailheads, there is a visible connection between the faux nailheads, which could be an aesthetic drawback depending on your application.

See this trim in action in our demonstration video below. You'll be amazed at how quickly we install this prefabricated nailhead trim to our upholstery piece.

You can find this quick nailhead trim in three finishes right here at Sailrite®! If you prefer the look of traditional individual nailheads, we also have a selection of decorative nails for your upholstery needs.

We hope you enjoyed this short demonstration video. If you've ever used nailhead trim for upholstery work, let us know in the comments how your project turned out. And if you have photos, be sure to post them below so we can see your beautiful upholstery work! For more upholstery work tips and tricks, be sure to explore our vast selection of how-to blogs to get inspired for your next DIY!