Summary: Putting up and fixing cornice and coving. Learn how to measure, cut and fit cornice and coving and make a mitre block.
Cornices and coving create an attractive feature between the top of a wall and the ceiling. Coving is a concave length of moulding while a cornice is a more decorative moulding, but the method of fixing is similar for both.
Mark guidelines on the wall and ceiling using an offcut.
Although there is no right or wrong place at which to start fixing the coving, it is recommended that you start on one of the longer walls, leaving more difficult areas such as chimney breasts until later.
When the adhesive has dried remove all the supporting panel pins and fill the small holes with filler. Then using your finger or a filling knife, fill any small gaps at the internal and external mitre joints.
A mitre block can be made quite simply and consists of a baseboard, a fence and a stop batten. The baseboard will represent the ceiling while the fence will represent the wall.
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