i am trying to fix 4" skirting to a brick wall without any success. I have
tried using "no nails" adhesive and oval nails but the nails just bend and
wont hold the board close enough to the brick. The only other thing i can
think of is rawl plugs and screwing the thing to the wall which will be time
consuming to say the least.
any ideas much appreciated???????
Plugging and screwing must be your best bet.Get some decent masonry
drills and brown plastic plugs and of course a half decent hammer
drill. Screws about size 2''x No10 should be fine. Countersink the
heads below the surface and fill with a good filler.
The traditional way is wooden wedges knocked in between some of the
instead of mortar, then nailing into the wedges. You can rake out the
an electric drill.
I've had success no-nailing skirting to plaster. You could plaster the
bottom bit and
glue to that ?
Not if you do it the easy way. Pre-drill the holes in the board with
the same size as the masonry drill (say 5.5mm or 6mm). Offer board to
wall and drill the centre hole into brick, insert plug and screw in.
Move each way from centre. It helps of you have an electric
screwdriver, then you don't need to countersink, just power in.
I have used combinations of masonry nails (oval nails are not remotely
strong enough), no nails adhesive and rawl plugs.
The main reason fro the plugs is if the boards or wall are warped and you
want a tight fit.
either drilling and plugging or find (make some) the wooden wedges and nail.
gap filling adhesive is useful for, obviously, filling largeish gaps if the wall
truly flat and once painted white it's unnoticable. finish the screw / nail
filler, rub down, then 2 x coats of undercoat and one thin coat of gloss/satin.
take your time, do it right and you only have to do it once.
The old way to do it, was to clean out the grout between the bricks,
then hammer in a wooden wedge cut to just the right length to which you
then nail the skirting. Only masonary nails will penetrate into brick,
therefore your easiest way is probably a combination of screws plus
plugs and 'no more nails' type adhesive.
Bloody hell there isn't half some crap on this thread.
Get a cheap sds drill some brown plugs and a 7 mm bit. Drill throught
the wood into the brick. Pack out the skirting where there are gaps and
put a 2" no. 8 screw in every 400 mm or so.
Hammer the brown plugs through the hole, hammer the screws home and
give them enough twist with a screw driver* to send them under the
surface deep enough to fill with stopper. You can get away with smaller
screws and wider spacings. But why bother?
*Put the driver in the screw and tap it home with the hammer. If it
ever comes loose, screw it!
Put the ovals in your bin. They are another piece of crap invention.
In the past I've knocked nails into the skirting board to just penetrate the
rear surface, then used it to mark the wall, and drilling the brickwork and
fitting small plastic wall plugs, then nailing the skirting into the plugs.
Nowadays I'd use nomorenails or something similar.
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