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Square Edge Skirting - 11-12mm x 60 – 70mm?

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  1. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I am looking for some square edge skirting for the house and I cant seem to find the type im looking for anywhere.

    What I’m looking for is primed MDF primed 11-12mm x 60 – 70mm. I had a look at Bunnings and they have the Hume style, but it only comes in 67 x 18mm or 30 x 12mm.

    Any ideas where I can get Square Edge primed 11-12mm x 60 – 70mm?

    Cheers,
    Robbie
     
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  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Try a timber supply merchant
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    I've had a similar problem but i got away with it by using a different size where the flooring changed so the height change wasn't noticeable , able to match the top in line
     
  5. robbie_p

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    The problem is the that door frames are all about 11-12mm (depth), so the skirting also needs to be about that in order for the skirting and frames to be reasonably flush.

    I'm not too concerned about the height, provided that its above 50mm.. but just difficult to find skirting around 11-12mm in depth, with a square edge.
     
  6. bob shovel

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    Can you just bevel/mitre the end to match and lose the corner that sits out? (Thickness) You'll barely spot it
     
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    Silly question..

    Is it ok to screw the skirting on opposed to using a hammer and nail? As i dont have a nail gun, it seems alot easier and cleaner using a few counter sunk long thin screws
     
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    Sure, just counter sink the heads and fill. However the holes will be a bit larger than if you used a fixing gun, or bullet head nails punched in.
     
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    Liquid nails and a few bricks ;)
     
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    Seriously? :p Would that get the skirting nice and tight against the wall? Also,would you have one continuous run of liquid nails or just bead it every every 40-60mm?
     
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    Do your best and gap the rest :D:D:D
     
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    Hi Robbie

    I would ignore the gluing suggestions. There is a reason why fixing carpenters don't do it that way!
     
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    How much do you have to do and what quality are you looking for? "Technically" it's not correct as it's just fixed to the paper on the gyprock but a few nails at each end and you're getting a bit more professional :D I've done some small sections the quick way in wardrobes and out of harms way cause i couldn't be assed nailing and puttying etc

    You don't want to big a blob cause it will ooze out; to little and you won't get a good bond. I like the" thin bead with blobs" every hundred mm or so ;) best of both worlds
     
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    What do you fix a fixing carpenter with?.... liquid nails! :cool:
     
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    Duct tape!
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys..


    What I ended up doing was the following:

    1: cut all MDF skirting to size
    2: Pre-drilled (2mm) holes at a downward angle (only a few per length – I didn’t go overboard)
    3: Lightly sand down drill holes
    4: First and second coat skirting (before I fixed them to walls)
    5: A few blobs of liquid nails (with a thin line of liquid between them)
    6: Hammer in skirting and finish with punch
    7: Fill holes and a cover with a single coat of paint (only over holes)
    8: Finish any gaps with “no more gaps” filler

    Easy as
     
  18. Joynz

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    Hi Robbie

    No need to glue if you are nailing.