We had a bunch of electricians and plumbers lifting floorboards and removing skirting boards as they completed the insulations works. Unfortunately, a few of the skirting boards were discarded and needed to be replaced at the end of the work. This is a step-by-step guide on how to attach a skirting board.
- No More Nails, or other adhesive
- Nails (go figure!)
- Here is the state the skirting board was left in. The old glue has formed completely solid. Ideally, I’d scrape it off or get a new piece of wood, but neither was an option for this piece.
- Following the directions on the applicator, get your adhesive ready. I used No More Nails which basically sticks any surface to any other surface – dead handy!
- Apply liberally to the backside of the board.
- Press the board against the wall, being sure to line up the top of the skirting with adjoining pieces. Then hammer a nail into the board about every 25-50 cm. I used the only long nails I had, but there are better nails with smaller heads which don’t look as obvious that you can buy.
- Once the board is attached, let the glue dry and then to finish it, apply decorators caulk to any gap at the top before painting. C’est voilà!