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coving

1. Coves.
2. Vertical outward curve of an exterior wall, esp. to meet eaves or a jetty.
3. A concave molding along a rood beam to support a loft or gallery.
4. The curved or splayed jambs of a fireplace which narrows toward the back.
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Styles of coving changed throughout history, just as styles of architecture did generally, so make sure any coving you buy matches the period of your home.
If you have coving in some rooms and not others, this is the best indication of style, or your neighbours' homes may have original coving you can copy.
If you're decorating a room from scratch, the coving should be done first.
Ideally, coving should be applied before you decorate a room.
Styles of coving changed over the years, so try to match any coving you buy to the period of your home.
Specialist coving companies sell popular period-style designs and some can even match your home's existing coving (as well as repair and restore it).
Some manufacturers provide paper templates with the coving to help you cut in joins and go around corners but using a mitre block/box is far easier and will help you gain better results.
Where coving pieces meet in a corner, the ends will need to be cut to a specific angle.
The following guide applies broadly to all types of coving but it's important to read the manufacturer's instructions before you start as materials may vary.
It may be necessary to cut a stopped end for places where the coving must come to an end -around windows and doors that areceiling height, for example.
Coving should be applied before you decorate a room.