skirting board

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baseboard, mopboard, scrubboard, skirting board, washboard

A flat projection from an interior wall or partition at the floor, covering the joint between the floor and wall and protecting the wall from kicking, mopping, etc. It may be plain or molded; a base, 4.
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Use a countersink when drilling the holes to ensure that the screw head will be flush with the skirting board.
While the simplest method of securing skirting boards may be hammering in nails, a much neater result can be achieved using screws and wallplugs.
pounds 1,500 to redecorate lounge and kitchen after damage the skirting boards and wallpaper.
Brush in towards the skirting board when painting over the masking tape to help prevent the paint bleeding underneath the tape.
She tried to flee, but he handcuffed her hands above her head to a bar he had attached to the wall, bound her ankles with bandage and rope and secured them to handles he had fitted to the skirting board.
But tasks like cutting the grass, dusting skirting boards and defrosting the freezer aren't a priority.
DUSTING SKIRTING BOARDS: We should dust our skirting board when we do our vacuuming, so normally once a week.
A The chances are the skirtings have been glued to the plasterboard, Knock a pry bar behind the skirting board then place a thin strip of wood behind the bar to protect the wall.
If you cut the vinyl slightly too short, either pull some over from the other side of the room, if you're able to, or hide your mistake with a piece of beading, which you can fix to the skirting board, as you would with laminate flooring.
Replace an existing skirting board with a simple shallow design or remove altogether.
While the woman was out, he screwed eyelets and handles into the sitting room skirting board - as detailed in his plan.