Posted 02 July 2010 - 11:47 AM
I'm having a problem with coving in one of the rooms at my home. The house was built in the mid-80s and I have no reason not to assume the coving in the room was the original, fitted by the house builders.
The coving is the heavy plaster type and several larger pieces have come away from the ceiling. I expect that the adhesive used has been effected by temperature over time and the weight of the plaster coving.
I intend to remove the remaining sections and do something else. Assuming I don't decide to get the ceiling re-artexed and the walls replastered in the bare sections, then I'd be looking at replacement coving.
I understand that you can buy much lighter polystyrene coving nowadays, which sounds like a good idea - it'll be easier for me to fit as a one person job (I don't want to bother Mrs TW with it) and I expect it won't be falling down as soon either, due to the lighter weight.
Does anyone have any experience of the lighter coving? Recommend any particular brands or do the DIY stores offer their own equivalent product?
As for adhesive, would you use normal coving adhesive or will "no more nails" mean that I can forget about it forever?
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:26 AM
Regarding adhesive no more nails will bond ANYTHING! Just a bit more work getting it off the wall if you ever decide to ditch the coving in years to come.
Indeed - it's good stuff. As far as I am aware, if you use the non-plaster type, you have to use a no more nails type product anyway.
I can't see us ever wanting to take the coving down - the join between the ceiling and walls would require some work to make good - it's obvious that the original builders viewed the coving as a quicker way of dealing with the matter.
Thanks for reminding me about Screwfix Muse - we have an outlet store close to home, albeit not as convenient as Wickes, B&Q or Homebase. I'll see how I get on and keep Screwfix in mind (I've shopped with them before).
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