Redecorating and am about to put up plaster coving (127mm)...
When I done it before I've been fairly successful at hiding the joints
just by butt joining the lengths, aligning as best as I can
followed by careful filling of the joint afterwards.
However, one mate says he had a tip from a pro to cut a matching wedge shape
off both ends
(say 45 degrees- see rough diagram of 2 lengths below)
and butt these together... claims it makes a more invisible joint?
Any one tried it? Any comments?
I have always done it like that and also cut a 'V' into the face of the
coving with a Stanley knife (approx 1/4" wide) and then filled this with
either Polyfilla or the coving adhesive using to fix. Sand this down flush,
don't go too mad or the paper skin will tear, and paint as required. I can
'see' the joints but I know where they are, but they loook a lot better than
friends who have just had the joints butted together.
Definitely. I always used to do butt joints and they looked awful. Better
still is find a stockist that has 4m lengths instead of 2.4m. Then you
rarely need butt joints, especially if features like fireplaces break up the
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