- jobs you hate…….
really old building here and TBH it would probably look good, but this polystyrene is such an awful thing to work with…. not helped by the fact the back isn’t a flat surface so it doesn’t sit flush to the wall, i can’t glue my joints/ external corners as i would if it were skirting….
think i’m going to leave the five strips i’ve put up there in the hope that she sees the error of her ways.
i like mowing the grass, just we don’t have a garden… =(Posted 4 years agogreebleMember
supercove is great. Its paper covered high density polystyrene. usually sold in a pack of 6 x 2.4m for £22ish or 6×3.2m for not much more. If the walls arn’t straight alot of cut and filler will do the job. then calk a fine bead where the coving meets the wall.Posted 4 years ago
The polystyrenne stuff is utter utter tosh.
The gyspum stuff is heavy and hard to fit if you’re on your own.
2 component…. best onbe is a squeezy tube of glue which you apply to one side and an areosol can that you apply to the other.
no idea if it was cheap (prob not ever so cheap knowing the GF). she wants it put up about 12″ beneath the cieling; like a dado rail, but further up the wall.
i would rather have made my own and be able to glue and pin it to the wall before making good in-situ.
booo.Posted 4 years ago
the GF has had this idea of putting up some cornice in the living room. i’ve ummed and arred about the whole thing questioning whether or not it is necessary, but to no avail…
whilst i was away last week she has ordered a load of polystyrene (!) cornice. i’ve got a week off now and i know that if i don’t make a start i’m going to get it in the neck….
so i’ve made a start, but §$%&/()= is this gear crap to work with….. not helped by the fact that our walls are about as flat as the Highlands.
there are gaps eveerywhere and this crappy polystyrene doesn’t let you shave a bit off so that you can scribe it to the wall…
#cannotbe”§$%&edPosted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
the dishwashers a cupboard, until there a loads ready to go in, or you run out of stuff thats inside it frank.
There’s no way I’d allow coving to be put up, but then I’m scared by my dads insistence on putting up 12″ plaster coving in all of our childhood homes (it did look good but was expensive and very very difficult/heavy to install when your 10..)Posted 4 years agomangoridebikeSubscriber
It would seem to be a classic tactic of the non-DIY partner, if there has been procrastination over a job, start to do it badly and thus inspire the completion of the desired task by the more competent person. Or in my case realisation that I am no more competent and bring in the experts!Posted 4 years ago
i’m capable of doing the job… i’m a chippie/joiner, so it’s not beyond me. it would just be nicer to be using something else rather than electrical goods packaging.
@patriotpro… no… it works. you might have to jiggle your corners around a little and throw the angle, but if you want the corner joint to stay closed gluing it is the best way, IME…. not so easy with pine skirting, but i try and avoid that like the plague.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
althepal, would it not be easier to just mow the patio also… 😀
Last time I laid slabs I poured 2″ of very wet concrete, (mixed with small gravel). Then put the slabs down on that, squidging them so the stuff came up the joints. Stayed free of weeds for years, & didnt rock. I do hate slabs though.Posted 4 years ago
Takisawa2- they’ve been there for years (I’m guessing)- had been weeded properly when we moved in 6 years ago, have had a couple of half-hearted goes at it since then but doing it properly now! I have mowed it a coupla times before tho.Posted 4 years ago
Have got rid of most of the weeds now but just need to hack out the dirt and fill them in properly.. As Pingu66 can prob tell you (though goodness knows how..) in the middle there’s a circlular section surrounded by small red mosaic bricks- these appear to have been put in using sand which the weeds love! **** knows how I’m going to dig all those out and fill the gaps..
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