Skirting board help please

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Found 27th Apr 2010
Hi

The skirting board around the house needs to be done up .
Firstly it needs washing / cleaning as its dusty/ dirty so what can I use to do this is soap liquid ok ?
Also there is a gap inbetween where it sticks to the wall to the skirting board , as if the adhesive / filler has gone - what do I use to fill this in with - is poly filla used ?

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I shouldn't laugh,but is that a serious question,how to wash a skirting board :giggle:
Sugar soap to wash with, available most places. If the gap is large perhaps you could re-fix it rather than fill it. Otherwise a standard filler should be fine.
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sand it down .. and re paint ..

decorators caulk to fill gaps


you can leave my rep later:-D
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dog_cop;8466929

sand it down .. and re paint .. decorators caulk to fill gaps you can … sand it down .. and re paint .. decorators caulk to fill gaps you can leave my rep later:-D



what he said, although my friend purchased something like a liquid sand, apply and then wipe off, it leaves like a grain so its ready to be glossed, wish i had known about it :oops:
Done up as in painting or done up as in your house is manky and needs cleaning?
sassie;8466970

what he said, although my friend purchased something like a liquid sand, … what he said, although my friend purchased something like a liquid sand, apply and then wipe off, it leaves like a grain so its ready to be glossed, wish i had known about it :oops:



Isn't that a bit like paint stripper? :whistling:
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Goonieman;8466985

Isn't that a bit like paint stripper? :whistling:



no, it doesnt strip anything
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sassie;8466970

what he said, although my friend purchased something like a liquid sand, … what he said, although my friend purchased something like a liquid sand, apply and then wipe off, it leaves like a grain so its ready to be glossed, wish i had known about it :oops:



and you can leave me some rep for posting what you were going to post
This stuff?
tooled-up.com/Pro…gle
I thought you meant grain as in wood grain.
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Goonieman;8467013

This … This stuff?http://www.tooled-up.com/Product.asp?PID=161513&Referrer=froogleI thought you meant grain as in wood grain.



no i meant as in grain of sand - lol

yes thats the stuff, i wish i had known about it, i hate sanding down
sassie;8467031

no i meant as in grain of sand - lolyes thats the stuff, i wish i had … no i meant as in grain of sand - lolyes thats the stuff, i wish i had known about it, i hate sanding down



Oooo i've made a note of that,looks good,not seen it before:thumbsup:
If your paintwork is old or hasn't been painted for a while , it's best to just sand the woodwork . For gaps between the wood and the wall , use a flexible filler ..................the stuff in a tube ............ it's called CAULK ... it's overpaintable ................... DONT USE THE SILICONE STUFF . When sanding , dont take the paint off [ down to the wood ] or you'll have to prime the bare wood . Just 'KEY ' the surface . Any oil based undercoat will do , but use a decent quality gloss on top . Leave the undercoat to dry overnight before painting with Glossing .
replace with PVC skirting, no painting needed and doesnt fade
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Thanks for all the replies and helpfull advise -
Do I have to sand the skirting down ? Its not to damaged and im doing it for a spruce up as Im painting the walls and thought the skirting could do with a freshening up with the same white paint as it is now ( but faded due to age) ?
I'm going to get the sugarsoap wash it down , leave to dry , then caulk it , leave to dry then just paint over it ...will this be ok ... ?
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denandyas;8468270

Thanks for all the replies and helpfull advise - Do I have to sand the … Thanks for all the replies and helpfull advise - Do I have to sand the skirting down ? Its not to damaged and im doing it for a spruce up as Im painting the walls and thought the skirting could do with a freshening up with the same white paint as it is now ( but faded due to age) ? I'm going to get the sugarsoap wash it down , leave to dry , then caulk it , leave to dry then just paint over it ...will this be ok ... ?



wash.... let dry so you have removed any grease. sand , to give new paint a base to grip and also removes any loose paint.. paint ... let dry ... then fill gaps .. bingo all done .. oh dont forget masking tape to protect wall and floors from spillages..
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denandyas;8468270

Thanks for all the replies and helpfull advise - Do I have to sand the … Thanks for all the replies and helpfull advise - Do I have to sand the skirting down ? Its not to damaged and im doing it for a spruce up as Im painting the walls and thought the skirting could do with a freshening up with the same white paint as it is now ( but faded due to age) ? I'm going to get the sugarsoap wash it down , leave to dry , then caulk it , leave to dry then just paint over it ...will this be ok ... ?



you will need to either sand it down or use the liquid sandpaper, you cant just whack gloss on top of glass it wont stick
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sassie;8468294

you will need to either sand it down or use the liquid sandpaper, you … you will need to either sand it down or use the liquid sandpaper, you cant just whack gloss on top of glass it wont stick



keep up!!!! post 16
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ahh i see - but i dont need to sand down to wood level ???
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denandyas;8468325

ahh i see - but i dont need to sand down to wood level ???



noooooooooo, just enough to give it a grainy feel
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denandyas;8468325

ahh i see - but i dont need to sand down to wood level ???



god your hard work.. sand to remove any flakes and old paint, you can leave the old paint there, your giving the new paint which you can paint over the top of the old paint a base to grip


or wood you like us to pop round and do it for you .. did you see what I did there:w00t:
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nice one - thanks sassie and dog cop -
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see dog cap is giving it the mans view with all the right words, and sassie is giving it the female version
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lol dog cop just clarifying for myself and possibly others----your not clear on how far to sand down and i've not done this before but thanks anyway

sassie - yes - got that in one and thanks to you to
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see dog cop, all these big words like, grain, bite, grip aint no use , do the female version and its sorted
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denandyas;8468352

lol dog cop just clarifying for myself and possibly others----your not … lol dog cop just clarifying for myself and possibly others----your not clear on how far to sand down and i've not done this before but thanks anyway sassie - yes - got that in one and thanks to you to



ok let me get my micrometer out and measure the exact amount of sanding to take off , plus I will weigh the wood dust so your can follow it like a blimin cook book recipe !!!!:p
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oh and dont use that water based gloss, it is brill, far easier to use, but its chuffin crap, crap results and it dont stay on
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ohh dog cop -- you really are too kind - when you done let me know
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denandyas;8468377

ohh dog cop -- you really are too kind - when you done let me know



youtube.com/wat…tch this

and later I will post the How to wash your hair video :roll::p
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denandyas;8468377

ohh dog cop -- you really are too kind - when you done let me know



im sure it would be easier to come and show you on your wood, then you only got to paint it, unless he would be kind enough to do that too
king261;8467816

replace with PVC skirting, no painting needed and doesnt fade



You can get pvc skirting,i've never heard of that,does it look ok.......
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and for sassie and all the duffers on here

youtube.com/wat…nel
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dog_cop;8468395

and for sassie and all the duffers on here … and for sassie and all the duffers on here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-MTaZ3uV5E&feature=channel



lmfao, i could have been worse you could have said sassie and the rest of the duffers on here
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and another of DC`s top tips and helpful videos,
youtube.com/wat…nel
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Hmmm ... I think I'd want a proper job done , so I'd just do it my self using the advice on here ....thanks anyway
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denandyas;8468452

Hmmm ... I think I'd want a proper job done , so I'd just do it my self … Hmmm ... I think I'd want a proper job done , so I'd just do it my self using the advice on here ....thanks anyway



mmm and for your next help thread...

"Help I have ruined my skirting boards what shall I do "
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dog_cop;8468468

mmm and for your next help thread..."Help I have ruined my skirting … mmm and for your next help thread..."Help I have ruined my skirting boards what shall I do "



stop being horrid, its kept you entertained
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sassie;8468476

stop being horrid, its kept you entertained



did make me laugh ... :w00t:
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lol ... might be .. why so angry dog cop ...
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dog_cop;8468490

did make me laugh ... :w00t:



well when i get round to building me house i aint asking you for no advice
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sassie;8468516

well when i get round to building me house i aint asking you for no … well when i get round to building me house i aint asking you for no advice



you will be in a home long before that gets done:p
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