Build Daily

Construction Site

August 12, 2017 18:06

To glue the skirting boards on the ceiling

Before starting overhaul in the apartment, it is necessary to learn how to glue the skirting boards to the ceiling.

In general, the installation of this design - the process simple, and almost everyone who made repairs in the house alone, dealt with the case.

However, there are some nuances, if ignored, will make the work sloppy and plinth - loosely fixed.

In this article you will get step by step technique is to glue baseboards around the perimeter and in the corners, as well as video where milestones are reflected in detail.

Compliance with the instructions will help you to make the installation of the skirting boards in his apartment and will not think about repairs in the next few years.

How to glue ceiling structures will depend on whether they are made of any material.Most often you can find plastic and foam construction.

Below you'll learn how to work with each of these materials.


foam structure with how to glue the foam ceiling moldings, usually no problem.

hardest thing here - the right to fix it in the corners of the room to obtain a clean butt and did not spoil the overall appearance of the surface.


Difficult to such an installation is also the fact that the walls in the apartments are often uneven, and even correctly cut the plinth looks at them ugly.However, one can solve this problem.

glue the ceiling plinths of several stages.Before starting to glue directly, you need to prepare the surface.

This is to remove the old skirting boards, if any, as well as the remnants of wallpaper paste and other materials.All this must be removed with a spatula, nazhdachki or mesh, which will be overwritten by putty.

If you have previously putty joint between the ceiling and the wall, where the baseboard is located, it must additionally be primed before starting the installation.

mounting design on the ceiling begin always with angles, becausethe remaining parts of the plinth is much easier to install.It is better to initially secure the corners, and have them customize the main part of the plinth.

To make the right angle, you'll need a miter box.It can be done alone, becauseit is a simple design, either the purchase in the store.With

stuslo need to fix it so that the shape was stuslo angles 90 and 45 degrees.Then you need to cut off the edges - so you get the angles for the future of the ceiling trim.Using

stuslo justified only if the flat wall in the room (this can be found out by means of level).


If the walls of the curves, it is best to calculate your own desired degree angles and make a template on which you will cut the fillet.

Once angles are ready, do not immediately start construction glue, and first simply apply the resulting structure (the corners) to the ceiling, to see how it corresponds to degree of connection of walls and how smooth and tight turns joint.

If you notice any problems, you can trim a little corner with a conventional knife.

Fasten skirtings need as follows: Glue is applied to the plinth dot, in a small number in the middle of the product so that the excess is not performed for the material after gluing.

lumen remaining after bonding, is sealed by a white sealant.

Once fixed angles, in a similar way to apply and the rest of the floor.

Lightly press down the material after applying the adhesive, so it is best grasped from the wall, but do not push too hard, sincefoam is very brittle material, and due to the impact may remain dents or other damage.

purchase can be used as the adhesive, and the solution was made to design their own attachment.To make it, you'll need a PVA glue, water and filler.

necessary to dissolve the glue and putty in the ratio of 4: 1, and then add water until the solution is similar to the thin gruel.Such a solution will provide a secure fit for your ceiling moldings.

Installing plastic construction

There are two types of plastic moldings - PVC or polyurethane.Materials differ, and therefore require a different method of attachment.

Dignity ceiling moldings pvc that with it you can easily hide wires and communications, ason the inside it is equipped with special boxes.

Trimming fillets

As is the case with foam, mounting plinth made of plastic begins with angles that need to be pre-cut using a miter box, or else buy ready-made.

This great advantage of plastic moldings - you do not need to cut their own material at an angle, which greatly simplifies the work.

However, if the wall is uneven, it is best to do your own angle, so that it fit exactly into your wall, becausepurchased models do standard and are not designed for particular areas.

After alignment, you will need to fix the ceiling panels, plastic or aluminum rail.

The point is that for fastening a plastic plinth must have the mounting rails, which are mounted on the ceiling with the help of screws.

Another, more simple way of fastening the plastic ceiling moldings - with the help of a sealant or liquid nails.It is easier and cheaper than using screws, but less reliable.


Whichever method you choose, after you install the structure between it and the ceiling remain seams that need to be closed with sealant suitable color.

sealant is best applied with wet hands - so it is better to bear - and do it quickly, becausematerial quickly grasped.

Plastic moldings of polyurethane has the greatest weight, and therefore requires a special solution that could keep him on the ceiling - it is best to use for this production of liquid nails "Moment", ordinary glue will not work here, becauseIt does not provide the necessary fixing.

The rest of its installation is similar to installing the foam moldings.

Before you fix the plastic moldings, it is necessary to prepare the surface by removing old adhesive, and then primed workspace in the corners, where you start gluing material.

primer dries not more than 15 minutes, so almost immediately you can continue working.The corners of the desired shape, cut, miter box using either ordinary hacksaw.

You can also buy ready-made corners, which produce a variety of shapes and sizes.

You can pick them up under the design of the room in which you are making the repair: choose the material with simulated stucco, a certain color, etc.

Gluing corners need by applying them in the corners of the walls and pressing them to grips with the wall.Several difficult it will be to fix the rest of the floor.

It is best to invite a mate to put all the stuff at the same time.

Before starting work, check the instructions - to keep the baseboard in the correct position on the wall you need it for as long as instructed.

When all is ready - treat the sealant joints made of acrylic or silicone, to hide the seams.

Gluing plastic moldings on the suspended ceiling is not more difficult than usual.

But better to choose a design with low weight, becausesuspended ceiling is not well withstand heavy loads.


Choose the design of plastic or foam instead of polyurethane counterparts.

In addition to these models, there are also wooden plinth, but they are used much less frequently due to their heavy weight and complexity of installation.

their generally better not to fasten on the suspended ceiling, asdesign may simply not survive.

wooden plinth is not suitable for every interior, besides they are very easy to replace plastic, becausethey produce different colors, including wood made.

What you the option to install skirting you choose, use the sub video before you start to work, then your repair will be indistinguishable from a professional and will serve you for many years.