Baseboards
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Baseboards

  • The mouldings are for indoor use only and should not be in direct contact with water.
  • Possible faults in the material can only be claimed back if noticed before fitting!
  • Room temperature and moisture have to be normal. Room’s temperature should be approx 20˚C and air’s relative humidity approx 40%. Basically this means that the walls and ceiling should be dry and the doors and windows should be glazed.
  • Before fitting, you should leave the moulding to acclimatise for 72 hours in the room where it is to be fitted. This will ensure that the mitre cuts do not split after installation. The packaging does not have to be totally removed. It is enough to open the ends of the packaging so that the possible humidity is released.

Cutting the end pieces

- when the baseboard is thicker than used cover strip or when the skirting board has to be finished in a middle of the wall
Measure the wall for the required length for the skirting.
The end mitre cut should be cut the same way as the external mitre corner, but the skirting continuing from the corner is only as long as the width of the board used.

Before cutting the mitre angle, cut a small piece off from both ends of the moulding to ensure the ends are straight.

The mitre angle should be cut at 45 degrees, so that the longer corner or the angle is at the finished surface. The cut mitre angles should make a 90 degree external corner when joined together. Once the angles have been matched, measure the thickness of the moulding which is going to be the length of the end piece.

Measure the end piece’s length from the longer mitre angle, in other words from the external corner. Please take extra care when cutting the end piece, as it is a very small moulding piece!

Glue the pieces together with quick drying wood glue and apply the glue evenly to both mitre angles. Press the pieces together firmly so that the external become tight and neat. Wipe the extra glue off immediately with a wet cloth before the glue sets. Leave the joints to dry properly before fixing the moulding to the wall.

Installing the moulding is easy and simple using nails or nail gun. For white moulding, the Maler touch-up paint is great for covering marks incurred whilst fixing.

 

Adding lengths of skirting board

  • The most unnoticeable joint is done by mitre cutting the ends of the mouldings to a 45 degree angle with the mitre angle facing away from you. (See the attached picture series) Joining the moulding together like this will prevent the joint opening up if the moulding shrinks.
  • Before cutting the mitre angle, cut a small piece off from both ends of the moulding to ensure the ends are straight.
  • If the moulding comes with fitting profile, installing the moulding is easy and simple using screws, nails or nail gun.
  • For white moulding, the Maler touch-up paint is great for covering marks incurred whilst fixing.

Fitting skirting board to a 90 degree corners

  • Before cutting the mitre angle, cut a small piece off from both ends of the moulding to ensure the ends are straight.
  • The mouldings should be cut to 45 degree angles, when joined together they should form 90 degree corner.
  • Cut the mitre angle to the first moulding and fix the moulding to the wall. Cut a reverse mitre angle to the second moulding, shorten the moulding to correct length, so the angles will fit together tightly.
  • If one length is not enough, cut the necessary mitre angles to join the mouldings.
  • External corners are done like the internal corners, but the mitre angles are cut the other way around.
  • If the moulding comes with a fitting profile, installing the moulding is easy and simple using t screws, nails or nail gun.
  • For white moulding, the Maler touch-up paint is great for covering marks incurred whilst fixing.