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Best adhesive for skirting board

Discussion in 'Building' started by pilsbury, 6 Jun 2018.

  1. pilsbury

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    Walls are plastered and painted down to floor level. A mixture of boarded block and stud walls. I’m hoping to use mdf skirting as I find pine tends to shrink a bit after a few months causing cracking by the wall.

    I’m thinking of just using adhesive - no screws. Is this wise? What’s recommended? A no nails type solvent free or a grip fill type? Want one that isn’t going to pop off the walls. Any winner brands?
     
  2. Ian H

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    I'd screw them, I havent had much luck with adhesives.
     
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  3. pilsbury

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    Hmmmm..... suppose screws are tried and tested. Was hoping for an easy option!
     
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    i screw most everythin nowadays. thing is if you glue skirtin and it later starts to pull away you will have to sscrew it back tight to the wall and the odds are that your mitres and even scribes will pull out of shape.
    plus skirtin pullin off sometimes bringd plaster and deco with it.
    that said, lots of site workers glue, clamp and pin nail for speed relying on painters sealant to pick up the gaps.

    screwing will allow dead accurate marking and cuttin at each corner
     
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  5. EddieM

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    adhesive suggestions :- Gripfill (I used green coz I'm hard.. or want to limit my time on the planet, take your pick) or sticks like sh*t
     
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    I like the smell of green gripfill. And petrol.
     
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    Same here, set a low standard and fail to maintain it (y):LOL:
     
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    Use the hi-grab polymer type adhesives such as gorilla grip, stixall, sticks like s**t or (the créme de la créme) CT1.
     
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    P.S. Use two part superglue on the mitres. Nailing with pins will only split the ends especially on archies.
     
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    Into my sand & cement plaster and cinder blocks combo I use the following.

    - Drill skirting near the top of the flat section with 6mm wood drill. At suitable intervals along length
    - Place skirting on wall then masonry drill 6mm bit holes to around 3"
    - insert red rawl plug into hole in skirting followed by a 2.5" no.8 screw.
    - Hammer home the assembly of screw & plug to around 0.5-1" clear of the skirting, then screw down until past flush.
    - filler over the top then sand if necessary and paint.

    MDF is nice and pliable so shouldn't need countersinking.
     
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    Pine skirting is preferable as mdf will absorb any water or moisture that comes into contact with it, unless sealed and glossed.

    4 x 50mm screws in nylon plugs should be fine, countersunk as necessary.

    Blup
     
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    I've always just used Sticks Like ****, and haven't had any issues.
    Once used expanding foam on the back of the boards, then pressed up after 5 minutes and left some heavy things in front for an hour. That also worked but could have got messy quite easily.
     
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    Expanding foam.
     
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    You can't beat cut clasp nails. Nor can you get them out afterwards.
     
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    Instastik
     
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