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    Should I use Skirting Board Adhesive?


    Hi all,

    I’m looking to install skirting boards along my hallway walls. I have read some mixed messages about using some adhesives for skirting boards online and some recommending to instead have the skirting boards drilled in.
    Would adhesives be suitable enough for typical hallways?
    Is there any specific problems I should look out for if I went for the adhesive route? And are there any particular brands I should steer clear of for this?
    Currently, I have painted walls, which will be dry and there’s not likely much risk of damage day to day – if this makes a difference at all.
    I’d like to hear what others’ experiences have been using adhesives versus drilled in skirting boards.

    Asked by Kamil on 13th Jul 2019
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    "It depends on many things. If walls are straight and you fixing mdf skirtings, adhesives will do well. If walls not really straight or fixing natural timber skirts, especially not perfectly dried I would recommend to fix on screws or even both, as adhesive don’t cost really much. Thanks."

    Answered on 17th Jul 2019 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Total build solution

    "Gripfill. Plus pins Don’t just use an adesive"

    Answered on 4th Sep 2019 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Gregory MacDonald

    "I would only fix by drilling in screws, this will stop any sheering movement."

    Answered on 15th Jul 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Grant joinery/building ltd

    "Use green gripfill solvent based,stay away from non solvent adhesive it does not work,regards, Phil Grant. Joiner"

    Answered on 15th Jul 2019 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Paul Nicholas carpentry and maintenance services

    "Yes you can Use adhesive for sticking skirting boards to the wall then finish off on top with painting chalk."

    Answered on 17th Jul 2019 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Troy Hayes Carpentry

    "If always used adhesive such as pink grip or ova glue and nail gunned the skirting in place as it is quicker and easier to fill I hope this helps"

    Answered on 20th Sep 2019 - Member since Sep 2019 - report

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