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Refreshing your Skirting boards, Architrave, Dado & Picture Rails can really transform the look & feel of your home. Whether you’re wanting to add a little character with period features or transform your room with a simple yet stylish contemporary moulding; Wickes has a style & finish to suit most preferences and budgets.
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Period mouldings: Transform the look of the humble Torus or Ogee Skirting Board by adding Wainscot half-height cladding, topped with a Dado rail, for a real period design feature.
Contemporary mouldings: Keep it simple with minimalist profiles such as Chamfered or Rounded Bullnose, for a modern sophisticated look.
Fitting skirting board requires careful measuring and precision. When using the mitre block to cut ends to fit corners, whether internal or external, be as accurate as possible to ensure a neat joint.
Always use a cable, pipe and stud detector to help find safe and secure fixing points in the wall surface.
When attaching skirting to a stud wall, find where the studs are and secure the skirting board at these points. Once you have found one upright stud, look for others at 40cm or 60cm intervals.
Nail heads, lines or vertical cracks in plaster may indicate the edges of plasterboard sheets and therefore upright studs. You may even be able to see the stud bases at the bottom of the wall.
Countersink fixing holes. Use wood filler to cover countersunk screw holes before painting. Screws should be long enough to go through the board and at least 30mm into the wall or studs behind.
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