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I am new to this so please bear with me!! I have 5" Gibroc coving to fit and can't find a suitable mitre block, suggestions for the best way of creating decent mitred corners would be appreciated. The walls were either skimmed or re-plastered two years ago, the ceiling panelled and skimmed a couple of weeks. Instructions in 'laymans' terms please


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Hi Barrowcliffe,

I started a project on coving months ago, with help from -dj- but I have not finished it yet :oops:

I'll upload a pdf file that I have-

There is a template in the pdf file that you can print off and use :wink:

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Thanks for that! I have downloaded already, are their any other hints / rules that I should take on board/


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I'm no expert at this as I have only done it once.

Measure twice and cut once would be a good start, and don't use a good saw for the cutting as it will ruin it!

Take your time and don't rush and you should be fine :wink:

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i hate coving, it looks easy till you realise nothing is square or flat ::b


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This worth a look

http://www.teachmediy.co.uk/NetsiteCMS/ ... oving.html

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Any tips on the best way to achieve an accurate 'scribe' to create internal and external mitred corners.


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The way I do it is make a mitre box, then you can cut external mitres no trouble, to do an internal scribe, I cut an internal mitre then with a coping saw under cut the plaster leaving the shape where plaster and grey face meet do a couple of test cuts and you will soon crack it! you can always put a little adhesive on butt joint but you have to be quick as plaster sucks water out of adhesive.


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Forgot to mention when making the mitre box the bottom of box should be 3 3/8inches wide so that the coving stands as if in position on ceiling. ie, bottom of box=ceiling. so whatever distance from wall to outside edge of coving is the width inside mitre box.


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You can buy a special plastic mitre for coving from the builders merchants. (or you could 15 years ago when I last tried coving)

Beware of the coving adhesive. It goes off like concrete very very fast. You may be better using Artex to stick the coving like the trades do.

Another tip, dont try to use small bits, use two larger pieces. Have as few joins as you can. You can always fill gaps after if your joints are not as good as you would like.

My best advice is pay someone else to do it. qucker, better & less mess!

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You can buy a special plastic mitre for coving from the builders merchants. (or you could 15 years ago when I last tried coving)

Beware of the coving adhesive. It goes off like concrete very very fast. You may be better using Artex to stick the coving like the trades do.

Another tip, dont try to use small bits, use two larger pieces. Have as few joins as you can. You can always fill gaps after if your joints are not as good as you would like.

My best advice is pay someone else to do it. qucker, better & less mess!

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i was reading that people are now using easi fill to stick coving


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Chamfer the edges of the joins lightly so you can make a much better job of hiding them later.

Coving is an absolute cow on non right angle joins (i.e. bay window). What I do is except that there will be gaps between the coving where they join (unless you can accurately work out angles as well as Stephen Hawkings), and so just fill and sculpt with Artex coving adhesive (you'll have to have several passes at this over a number of days). Do a good enough job on this and you won't see the joins - promise.


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I noticed your concern regarding coving work & it is a pain in the butt, you may be interested to take a look here


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Link and advertising deleted by UHM.

You have a cheek posting links to a site that offers downloads that people have to pay for! Not only that but you sell advertising on one of your sites!

I have a real problem with people that come onto this FREE site that offers FREE help and advice and post links that are trying to SELL people advice and offer paid advertising!

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