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How do I paint VJ walls at the cornice interface?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Whitecat, 12th Aug, 2016.

  1. Whitecat

    Whitecat Well-Known Member

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    How do I paint VJ walls at the cornice interface?

    Due to the nature of the vj walls the cornice doesn't touch the panels at the grooves. Do you have to poke the brush into those 'holes'. Due to high ceiling height you can kind of see up into the 'holes'.

    Do I just put masking tape along the bottom edge of the cornice and then just cut in on a straight line or do I have to try and poke into the 'holes' where the cornice is not touching the grooves in the wall.

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  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I fill the "holes" with gap filler, wipe it with a finger or cloth so you can still cut in neatly, and then paint as normal.

    You could leave them unfilled, but I find the dots distracting.
     
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    Masking tape and a flitch.
     
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    Could you please elaborate? I don't know what a flitch is
     
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    I'm with Wylie - the "holes" just look like black - well - holes. Fill them and paint as normal
     
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    Hi Wylie i was wondering How long does it take to gap fill a bedroom? including ceiling all vj

    Cheers, Elives
     
  8. wylie

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    I would guess half a day but it would be unusual that every board would need filling.
     
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    Now that I've spent a bit of time looking at the matter I actually realise it's not a massive detractant at all
    it's actually original to have them that way i reckon. I'm not sure I'm going to be bothering filling them.
    Particularily when there's a whole lot of things to be done that can add or restore character
     
  10. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Painting without filling is fine. Some people don't mind the visible gaps. They can be filled before the next paint job.