Fixing gaps between skirting board and wall

When installing skirting board to a room, you are more likely to be left with unwanted gaps, and it does not look attractive. It requires a person or contractor to take measurements for fixing the gaps for completing its look. One can always use the following method for acquiring favorable outcomes:

Timber beading

The use of timber beading like quadrant or scotia is primitively used for moulding purposes. It is used as a barrier against the skirting, and it proves effective to avoid any gaps without using a sealant. In comparison to a caulking or sealant solution, the timber beading is more likely to be painted to merge in with the PVC skirting board. Also, it is an established fact that painting on timber beading is less prone to breakage in comparison to caulking. This method is preferable to use for gaps with 5mm width.

However, if you are still not able to fill in the gaps—you can consider eradicating the skirting board, and give it another try. Or, you should ask a professional architect or contractor to install skirting boards into your house. Seeking professional help will keep the appearance of gaps at a minimal.

Silicone sealant or caulk

If the width of the gaps is less than 5mm then, you can use a sealant or caulking solution for fill up the gaps. A person should always use an applicator gun for applying such strong solutions to the spaces between the skirting board and wall/floor. It helps him to use the correct amount of the sealants without going overboard.

Silicone sealant is known for its waterproof property, so it would easily sustain water or any liquid. However, its composition is harder than caulk—which makes it ideal to use in bathroom or kitchen. The silicone sealant is pliable, which allows a person to fill in the gaps without making any permanent mistakes. On the contrary, caulk is significantly easier to apply but, it is more likely to crack due to its pliable composition.