15 Apr 2007
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United Kingdom
Help. I have a 1940's property with where the coving (and skirting) has been moulded into the walls.


The coving has no lip or edge and just runs in a continuous smooth curve joining to wall and ceiling. However, it's become badly damaged due to bad repair and paint work from previous owners. How do I fix this - sanding, scraping and filling would take weeks and I can't see it producing a good finish... I want the new coving to look the same as the old so don't want to just stick modern coving up over it.

Can I mould new coving directly over the last? What would i use? And how? I'm a self taught plasterer and can skim well but that's about it so far...


The skirting is also moulded concrete (or similar) with the walls and floor (there is about a 3cm lip onto the floor). I've moved a wall and hence need to replicate this skirting. How can I do this? possibily the wrong place to ask?
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