How to Patch up Corners after Removing Coving?


Postby marmage » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:20 am

Hi everyone,

I want to remove the ceiling cornice in all my rooms and leave them off. I have found some online help for how to remove the cornice, but not how to patch it up afterwards.

Is there a reason why the cornices were there originally other than for decoration? Will this be a messy job for an amateur DIY-er.

Thanks!
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Postby thedoctor » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:56 am

Ceiling coving is primarily to cover the joint between ceiling and wall Marmage as this is often where cracks occur. It's exactly the same reason why skirting board and door/window architraves are used. Their other nameis "cover-strips"

The best way to repair (after removing coving) is to scrape off any surplus adhesive then sand down flush with wall if necessary. Use flexible filler in the ceiling wall joint to hide any cracks.

You can see how to use flexible filler (aslo known as decorators caulk) on this page of the DIY Doctor website http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/fl ... filler.htm

You can buy flexible filler in an easy to use squeezy tube from here
http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/DIY-superst ... -tube.html
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Postby marmage » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:46 pm

Thankyou Doctor - that's super
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