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    Help! Skirting board has come away at one end


    Hi guys, I've recently fitted 1.5m of skirtingboard to a small section of wall in our lounge. I decided to use no nails, which has worked brilliantly apart from one end which has come away from the wall slightly. I'm thinking that I should screw the end down, but am a little concerned that the debris (wood/concrete) from the new hole I need to make will get between the skirting and wall, therefore stopping me from screwing it to the wall. I hope this makes sense. Thanks.

    Asked by Darren on 16th Feb 2021
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    MP joinery

    "Try to prise the skirting boards off slightly allowing you to get some more no nails behind it, then nail it with two nails inline 1 At the top and one at the bottom, I’d recommend nailing the nails in at a slight angle, I.e the top nail to the right slightly and the bottom nail to the left slightly. This creates extra strength as the nails Can't pull out as easily as they will be working against each other as they're in the wall at different angles. (make sure there is no pipes or cables directly behind where you are nailing) another way would be to tack the skirting board into the architrave, (if it’s butted up to the architrave that is) hope that helps cheers"

    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

    You must to use the proper glue and just fill the gaps with Caulk"

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Aw joinery

    "It’s probably better to take the whole length off and clean it then refix using no nails and a second fix pin gun"

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Richard Voaden Carpenter, Builder & Chimney Sweep

    "Get a carpenter to fix it all properly, grab adhesives will assist with mechanical fixings, but should not be the only fixing."

    Answered on 15th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Haven properties

    "The debris from the wall will not stop the skirting from going back to the wall. Mark and drill two fixings top and bottom of skirting drill through using masonry bit of correct diameter for screw and plug combination make sure length is enough to go through skirting and sufficient into the wall! Put plugin hole. Place screw-in plug a few turns and tap through with hammer till it’s seated in the masonry (important that this is correct!) should leave about a quarter of the screw length sticking out. Push skirting to the wall and tighten. Sink screw below surface 3-5mm and fill, sand, prime. Done. Caulk top junction as normal."

    Answered on 26th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

    "Debris you refer to cannot stop the screw. But the screw itself may not drive into a brick wall."

    Answered on 17th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

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