Skirting boards installation services is a job that requires a professional approach. Skirting board installation can be carried out by a handy homeowner with some basic skills, but in most cases it would be better to employ the services of a professional. Skirting boards are usually constructed from timber, though there are also composite materials becoming more popular. The most important things to consider when you are installing skirting boards are: the boards’ joint length, the material and the right way to drill them. This will ensure maximum performance of your new roof.
Before you even start installing skirting boards, make sure that you have the correct tools. You will need an adjustable wrench set including a hammer, a chisel or wood blade, nails of appropriate size, a hammer drill, and a framing square or wall anchor. You will also need some caulking of varying thickness so that you can prepare the wall properly for drilling.
Once you have gathered all these items, the first task in the process of installing skirting boards is to prepare the area where the nails will be placed with a drill bit, claw hammer and a screw gun. The reason for this preparation is to make sure that there are no nails that can damage the wood of the wall. To get a good grip on the screw heads, it would be better if you use a nail/screw gun instead of a screw driver as a screw gun can penetrate through many materials, including drywall.
Once you have all the necessary tools and materials ready, you can begin installing skirting boards. Start by lining up the panels on one side of the wall, making sure that the distance between the panels is equal. You will now position the nail heads into their proper location, using the same technique for ensuring alignment. You will now drill the pilot hole. You should see the hole drilled as a square with the skirting board edge.
When installing masonry walls, it is best to nail each panel at least three inches from the edge of the wall as far as possible. Do not nail boards right at the edge as this will weaken the board and make it easy to pull out. Using a power drill is highly recommended, especially if you are installing several boards at a time. Use a drill bit that is small enough not to break the board as it turns. A small hole is cut into the panel so that the screw can be inserted, and the screw can be turned with the help of the power drill.
The best way to paint skirting boards is to paint them before or after fixing them in place. However, if you want to do it yourself, then following the guidelines above will ensure that the boards are well fixed. Before applying the paint, ensure that there are no bare spots on the board as untreated boards show very quickly through the paint. Apply a coat of primer to the board before fixing it to the wall, and let it dry completely before putting on the final coat of paint.