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Some simple questions about decorating a dining room.

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by rshome123, 20 Sep 2013.

  1. rshome123

    rshome123

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    Help appreciated...DIY novice.

    Dining room current situation...

    Wallpaper stripped back to plaster ready for skim.
    Coving removed.
    Ceiling aretexed.
    Skirting to be replaced, but still on.
    Electric sockets added.

    Plasterer coming on Monday to skim walls.
    Should I remove skirting beforehand? Replacement skirting will be taller.

    Now, what order to attach coving / skirting, paint etc...

    I'm assuming...

    1. Paint ceiling
    2. Paint walls
    3. Attach coving
    4. Paint coving
    5. Attach skirting
    6. Paint skirting

    In other words does the plaster that will end up under the coving/skirting need sealing or painting? Or does it make no difference?

    Hope I've made sense,

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I would remove old skirts if you are getting new ones . Let him skim your walls then attach new skirt and coving over the new skim and it will be a much better job when completed.
     
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    Thanks for the advice.
    I assume hammer and chisel is the best way to remove skirting. Anything underneath e.g. Adhesive I need to remove before the plasterer comes?
     
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    Just remove old skirt and try and keep service flat and smove so new skirt will go on. don't worry if some chunks of wall come off with old skirt your new skirt is higher like you said so will be fine when wall is skimmed.
     
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