Whether you’ve just seen a day of fitting skirting boards and then had to waste a couple hours lying down to get over it after painting them, then read on. Often you don’t know the most simple items are right before you; you can’t see the ‘wood for the trees’ (sorry for the pun!). View us on Skirting Boards Painting near me.
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First of all, before you even think about fitting your skirting boards, put all the skirting boards on some braids or something similar and then paint them all to the finish you want (it’s so easy).
After finishing the last coat and having it dry, you must then cut, mitre, and scribe all the skirting boards and match them in the house. Once you’ve done installing all of the skirting boards, go around with a mastic gun using caulk decorators (which can be bought from any DIY shop for a few pounds or pence) to fill in any nail holes and gaps. All you need to do then is to cover all the miters, scribes, etc. with the finish coat of paint and you’re finished.
A little hint-if you just paint the walls (rather than wallpapering them) and you notice that there is a distance between the finished skirting board and the wall, perhaps you might use mastic to cover the gap and have a skilled finishing touch. To suit the hue you’ve already decorated from every DIY store you may get mastic’s in a range of colours. When you’ve lacquered the skirting board you should purchase either white or brown mastic. If you obey the instructions on the tubing you will be seen cutting the nozzle at an angle and adding constant pressure for a smooth mastic bead. It will be safer to test it out on someone first before adding the mastic to the top of the skirting board to get a feel for it. Using a water spray gun (or a decent bit of saliva, a little uncouth I know) and paper towels will be perfect for eliminating some waste.
Using your finger (or if you are posh buy a mastic scribing card) after spraying the mastic with water, then pass around the top edge rubbing the excess on the towels. Another smart option will be to use masking tape to discourage the mastic from moving out. The masking tape should contain the leakage, and then, you just cut the masking tape. Just before the mastic sets (otherwise the masking tape will rip) you pull the tape off immediately. That will leave a good, clean finish to you.