On Tue, 2 Sep 2003 21:40:24 +0100, "Kaptain Kremin"
That "previous reply" seems to have got lost in the post :)
Leastways, it hasn't appeared on my news feed yet.
If you are referring to putting the MDF up so that you can then add
the coving afterwards (so as to create a platform for the cove to sit
on), then why not use good old plasterboard as the platform? That will
stick to the ceiling okay with coving whadyacallit, and the coving
will stick to the plasterboard.
Plasterboard is also pretty easy to work with IMHO - a lot easier than
Oh the power of the Internet. Just as I'm pondering how to do this up
pops the question. I too am planning of sticking MDF to the ceiling
but as an alternative to coving not as a base to it. To be precise I
want a stepped coving, echoing an art-deco style.
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I was going to make this up from three strips of 6mm MDF and crew the
top strip to the ceiling and then use a contact adhesive to stick the
lower two to that. I should stress that this is the plan and I have
not tried it yet. Using plasterboard might be an option but I would
need to finish the edges first.
Another plan was to make a suitable mould out of MDF and mould lengths
of coving out of plaster of Paris strengthened with strips of cloth
but haven't fully investigated this yet.
Alternatively does anyone know of a source of coving with this
profile? Most that I have seen is either curved. Some of the more
fancy mouldings do seem to be made out of timber, even in old houses
so there must be some precedent for this sort of thing.
So, yes I understand what the OP is trying to do but have only just
had the plastering finished so haven't tried it yet.
making custom coving that way and it looked a lot of work and effort.
Have you thought about using chipboard instead of mdf? it would be
lighter and you could use standard systems to seal the edges.
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You might just come unstuck with contact glue (no pun intended). I wouldn't want
to try and manipulate an 8' long piece of MDF over my head using such a one shot
adhesive. PVA works fine and allows you the opportunity of sliding it about. It
will fall straight back down however if you don't fix it to the anchored first
board. I would just nail gun it up there. You're going to paint it anyway so no
one will ever see that it was nailed at all. (I bought my nail gun because of
coving - drove me nuts trying to stick it up there so I just went out and got
one and nailed that sucker up there first time.)
Nice one gandalf a quality idea. Aha, just spoke to my brother who is a
painter n decorator, convinced 'blobs' of 'no more nails' should work, mi
old man recommended drilling a few countersunk holes and fixing maybe 6
points round the outside with plasterboard screws, along with glue.
Anyway my brother is coming over tomorrow night to give me a hand, so ill
report back wether or not i still have a ceiling afterwards :o)
Have you tried http://www.simplymouldings.co.uk? Their SM57 Art Deco 3 Step
coving at the bottom of this page
http://www.simplymouldings.co.uk/cornices-05.htm might fit the bill exactly.
Though I can't tell the size you are looking for from th picture.
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