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Skirting on plasterboard with metal stud

  • 30-08-2023 8:48pm
    Registered Users Posts: 965 ✭✭✭


    Any advice on how to affix skirting on a plasterboard that has a metal frame behind it instead of wood (Shanette shed). Normally I'd screw in to wooden battens and pull in the skirting that way, but not really possible with the steel


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,949 ✭✭✭10-10-20

    Glue is normally used here but I often find that the glue is too thick and causes the skirting board to come away slightly, needing to be filled at the top. I even tried getting the freshest PinkGrip from my builders-providers (checking each tube like you'd check your Brennan's bread), but it was still thick and sat out when I applied a board.

    On some of the UK sites they talk about using expanding foam, but I tried that recently and I found that it still allowed the board to shift afterwards, even if it was the low-expansion stuff and had been allowed to sit for 4 mins before-hand. Spraying the wall with water before hand might negate some of that as it causes the PU foam to back-off slightly.