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    Question Another thing that is defeating me

    We are renovating our old Queenslander that has wood panelled walls.
    I do not think there is a single straight wall in the house
    When we put the new cornices up, we got the ceiling part reasonably straight and closed the gaps with "No More Gaps".
    However, when we tried to fill the gaps between the walls and the cornices, the filler just slid down the wall before it had time to dry
    What do you use to close those not-so-wonderful spider havens?
    I try to tell myself they are shadow lines but I am not very convincing.
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    How big are these gaps ? funnel web size or daddy long legs ? If they are bigger than 5 mm I would coat a packer like ply in the gaps, then push it in - or fill the gap with cornice cement - be sure to trowel it off and tidy it up immediately though.

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    Usually I mark a line on the wall the height of the cornice and put a temporary nail every few metres, this gives the cornice something the sit on and makes it easier to align correctly. I mix the cornice cement until it is a toothpaste consistency and apply a 10mm bead along both edges of the cornice, rest it on the nails and press in firmly. If it does not stay in place I will add some additional temporary nails along the ceiling. I then use a small trowel or my finger to smooth out the cornice cement. This leaves no gaps.

    The biggest issue I have is getting the cut for the mitre the wrong way, stuffs up everything.

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bargain Hunter View Post
    The biggest issue I have is getting the cut for the mitre the wrong way, stuffs up everything.

    Andrew
    to stop that happening using a miter box and a scrap piece of cornice
    I cut both ends of and internal corner and both ends of the external corner
    and then would use that as a guide so that i cut the correct angle

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    Forgot to say we are talking about timber cornices not plaster.
    They are fixed with a nailgun, not glue or cement.
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    forgive the southerners mate,lol. Ive done the cornice cement thing on a few large gaps in timber. It works pretty well cause it goes off quick and doesnt sag . Just got to make sure that it is wiped off for a smooth finish or its a bastard to fix later. But gooing up a packer works well too, but it can still slide out of the gap before going off.


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