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Topic # 160540 10-Jan-2015 19:42
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Hi guys. I'm about to fill gaps in skirting and architraves with No More Gaps but something struck me as a newbie. If there is a gap which only runs a small distance along the skirting is it standard practice to run the filler the entire length of the skirting or just in the gap?


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  Reply # 1211713 10-Jan-2015 19:50
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Can you post a photo?

Painting no more gaps works ok but it comes out shiny. I tend to use a two part filler, but it sets quickly, then prime and paint. I have no idea what I'm doing in general, I learn by making mistakes. Lots of mistakes.

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  Reply # 1211716 10-Jan-2015 19:52
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Photo example?

Painted gib walls or wood paneling?
Painted or varnished skirting?

If the skirting is not loose and the gap is 0.5 to 1mm....
I would wipe plaster of paris in the gap with my finger and wipe the surplus off with a cloth.

Really depends on the finish you want.



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  Reply # 1211820 10-Jan-2015 22:12
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With our recent reno, I just used No More Gaps on the sections of scotia and skirting that needed it, then used just paint on the rest. The sections where I used No More Gaps remained looking good, but unfortunately some of the other areas cracked/opened up after a few months. I would guess this was just from the normal movement - being a timber house. So, if you have the time / inclination and want a really good looking finish, do the lot. Otherwise I would probably just do the big gaps and not worry about the rest.

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