cement/plaster behind skirting?

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  1. RMB

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    I removed an old skirting board and behind it was cement (which broke)rather than plaster.The wall above the skirting has plaster.Before I attach the new skirting board I need to replace the cement.What mix of sand to cement should I use?
     
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    You might find it easier to screw a timber batten to the wall, of the same thickness, and screw your skirting to that.

    Is it a ground-floor skirting? Mortar might have been used to resist damp.
     
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    Yes I think it was treated for damp just before I moved in 12 years ago
     
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    I'd use battens then, so there's an air gap between wall and skirting. Give the battens a couple of coats of Cuprinol Green before fixing, and prime the backs of the skirting boards.
     
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    Thanks John :D
     
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