Positioning your skirt board.

Making use of skirtingboards in your house decorates a border and also bridges gaps that appear as a result of expansion and contraction due to high temperatures and humidity effects. Skirtingboards are easy to replace as a result of any tear and you get a chance to choose from a wide range of profiles and shapes including sizes.


Before fitting it in your home, you should coat it with wood preservative. You need to put into consideration the type of the construction of your wall and also the previous fixing first since they all matter. For instance when you have a masonry wall to fix it, then you should use masonry nails or screws for best fitting. You can fix them by gluing them in place with wood adhesive- and on damp proofed walls. This will enable you to avoid using nails and screws during damp-proofing.

Removing old skirtingboards

While removing the old boards be careful not to destroy the next plaster. Important thing is that you need to protect your wall while removing. First thing what you need to do is to tap the blade of a bolster while making use of a hammer and insert the blade of a crowbar. This is done by levering the top edge to create more space.

Fixing skirtingboard

While starting to fix, first consider the longest wall and measure the starting point and mark it for easy cutting of the skirting board. The next thing is to fix the skirtingboard meter in a workbench and cut the miter for the left hand corner. If you are fixing on masonry walls, fix them about 600mm high to the flat point on the skirting board. If you are using glue to fix them, spread the adhesive evenly and old it tightly to the wall frame until you set the adhesive.