Carpentry & Joinery Question

Fixing skirting boards to walls

What's the best way to fix skirting boards to walls? The walls have been freshly boarded, skimmed & painted. I'm using a pre-finished MDF skirting (looks like a plastic-like covering on the front). I have fitted some lengths using "instant grab adhesive"...however a week later and some of the skirting has fallen off the wall!

Any advice?

Thanks,
Dave

4 Answers

Best Answer

Pink grip is also a better alternative to grip fill. It has a stronger hold.

Answered 15th Jul 2016

A.S Electrics

Member since 12 Apr 2016

Don't use Gripfill I haven't used it for years it's undependable. It was ok when there was nothing else suitable available. I recommend to use Liquid Nail adhesive.

Answered 3rd Aug 2016

CHS UK Carpenter and Roofing

Member since 9 Sep 2015

Grip fill in a zig zag line across the whole piece of skirting you are fixing, then lift into place and press tight against the wall then use a second fix Nail gun with 38mm brad nails to pin along about every foot or so along the top of the skirting. Making sure you miss any pipes or electrics.

Answered 10th Jul 2016

Tru English Bespoke Joinery Ltd

Member since 29 Feb 2016

To add to what Tru English Bespoke Joinery Ltd has said. Gripfill has a tendancy to lose its effectiveness after 1 minute after it comes out of the tube. so applying the adhesive and pinning straight away is important for the gripfill to do its work while the pins will hold it in place.

Answered 13th Jul 2016

Carpenter Juber

Member since 24 Feb 2016

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