How to fill gaps in skirting boards

How to fill gaps in skirting boards

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  • If using Selleys No More Gaps Ezi Press, allow 3 hours to dry before painting.
  • For a cleaner finish, apply painters tape to both sides of the gap before applying No More Gaps. And remember to remove the tape before the filler dries.

Over time gaps are likely to appear between the skirting boards and the wall. Let us show you how to quickly and easily fix it up.

What you’ll need:

1. Place the drop cloth in the area that you’re working in. Use a dry clean cloth to make sure the surface you’re working on is dry and free of any dust, grease, flaking or powdery paint.

2. Cut the tip of the cartridge and attach it to the caulking gun. Attach the nozzle onto the cartridge then cut the nozzle at a 45 degree angle.
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3. Tilting the gun at 45 degree angle, dispense the filler into the gap.

4. Use a wet finger (dipped in water) to smooth over your work or the rounded corner of a spatula, and clean up any excess product with a damp cloth (use water). Remember to wash your hands once you’re done.
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5. Allow 20 minutes if you plan to paint the surface, or 2 hours if you’re using flat or ceiling paints. Oil­based paints can be used after 24 hours.

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