Chair Railing Question

I am installing a small piece of chair railing and don't have a brad gun.
Can I glue the railing, made out of MDF, to the wall, and if so, what type of glue should I use?
Can I use caulk, and if so, what type?
Thanks.
Kate
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Yes, it probably would hold, but for about $2.00 you could get a tube of construction adhesive which would be much better. Use masking tape to hold the moulding overnight, and don't use so much that it oozes out, have paint thinner available to clean up any that oozes out.
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Kate wrote:

Do you have a hammer? (It's an old-fashioned tool consisting of a short handle and a mass of steel. It is used to drive bits of steel resembling large pins that, in turn, hold two pieces of wood together.)
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On 6/1/2011 11:52 PM, Kate wrote:

I would not glue it because you would have to tear up the drywall in order to remove it. If you nail rail with finish nails at an angle into the studs, they will hold nicely. Most walls aren't entirely flat, so where there are gaps a little dab of paintable caulk will fill the gaps.
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It's called a hammer. Google it.
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If it were me, I'd find the studs in the wall, drill holes in the MDF,then fasten the MDF through the wall to the studs with drywall screws. This way the rail may easily be removed in the future with little damage to the drywall, but the railing would still be secure enough to take some abuse from chairs. The holes in the MDF may be covered with plugs available from Home Depot and Lowe's.
Failing that, there's construction adhesive, such as "Liquid Nails". It's like caulking but specifically intended for structural uses. Works great, but it's pretty much permanent; it will tear the face off the drywall if you try and remove it. If you can't find it, ask one of the floor staff in the caulking department of your favorite hardware store.
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