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What's the best mastic for sealing floorboards...

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by ellal, 18 Aug 2011.

  1. ellal

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    More specifically the gaps between the boards (non t&G) which vary from about 1mm to 4mm. They are newly sanded.
     
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    Google "Draughtex" and see if this product will cure your problems.

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    looks interesting, but expensive!
     
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    I find the best way is to use a circular saw to cut thin strips of varying width from a similar floorboard. Glue them in with PVA and then sand them back with a belt sander.
     
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    duplicate
     
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  8. ellal

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    That's good for the bigger gaps Joe, but the smaller ones would be tricky to cut thin enough - well for me anyway!
     
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    Try a frame sealant then. It is an acrylic that comes in varying shades.
     
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    Is acrylic better than silicone? - it will be applied after floor finish is applied.
     
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    Better off applying acrylic before you finish the floor.
     
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    cheers
     
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