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Fixing picture frame mouldings to wall papered brick wall

Post by Kieron457 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:11 pm

Hello all,

I found this youtube video on how to create a wainscot effect by fixing picture frame mouldings to the wall (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKOLJ2BQOFA).

A nail gun is being used in the video, but my walls are solid brick with several layers of wallpaper which I'm not overly keen on stripping!...

So looking for suggestions on the best (and simplest) way for me to fix these mouldings onto my wallpapered brick walls?… ideally so they stay on and don't come off easily! :)

Afterwards I plan to paint over, after a bit of filling and sanding.

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Post by dewaltdisney » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:40 pm

There are two thoughts on this. You will be fixing to a wallpaper substrate which will hold the light weight moulding but if someone brushes against it it will more than likely to pull off. PVA with some tape to hold it while it sets in place would do it or Gripfill. Now I will pee on your bonfire and tell you that this sort of decoration is passée now and belongs in the 90's. I think you will make a mistake doing this, it would be better to go more modern really. :thumbright:

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Post by Grendel » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:49 pm

Assuming that you don't want to go all modern you could always screw it to the wall. Use something like no8 screws which won't leave a huge hole to fill in later . One other tip is to paint the picture frame rail first then you'll only have to touch up the screw holes.
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Post by Rorschach » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:20 pm

dewaltdisney wrote:There are two thoughts on this. You will be fixing to a wallpaper substrate which will hold the light weight moulding but if someone brushes against it it will more than likely to pull off. PVA with some tape to hold it while it sets in place would do it or Gripfill. Now I will pee on your bonfire and tell you that this sort of decoration is passée now and belongs in the 90's. I think you will make a mistake doing this, it would be better to go more modern really. :thumbright:

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Nah it's back in vogue now, wainscoting that is, rather than just dado rails or border tape. Give a few years though and it will look dated again, and be a nightmare to pull off.
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Post by Grendel » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:28 pm

A little while ago I redecorated the hall and stairs. Grey , because it seems to be the "in" colour at the moment and I used a dark grey below dado height and light grey above with a painted black line separating the two. Looked good I thought . Sister in lard came round and said "looks like a doctor's waiting room" , a comment that seemed to stick with my wife so I ended up having to put in a wooden dado rail , stained rather than painted but work I wasn't going to do.
In the living room we have a picture frame rail around 16 inches or so from the ceiling with wallpaper above and paint below.
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Post by Kieron457 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:52 am

It was actually my gf's idea after she saw some pics on *****... seems like too much hard work now when I think about it... will stick with painting the halls, stairs and landing all white... a lot easier! :-)
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Post by Kieron457 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:54 am

Oh... not sure why in my last message a website's name was replaced with "*****"?... wasn't anything rude
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Post by ayjay » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:07 am

Kieron457 wrote:Oh... not sure why in my last message a website's name was replaced with "*****"?... wasn't anything rude
The most likely reason is that the company you linked to has been banned from here for spamming, or that you have come under suspicion yourself, as it's by no means unknown for new posters to ask a question which later prompts them to post the website that they wanted to advertise from the start.
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