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Evening,

 

had it delivered this week - primed mdf.  Would it benefit from another coat of primer (I've got some Zinsser to hand)?  Would you prime the rear of it as well as the face?  I was going to just glue this on using pinkgrip - is this sensible or would it benefit from a nail as well?  Is it worth putting the top coat on before fixing (especially if glued on)?  If I nail it - I assume oval head nails just below the surface & then filled - what would you use as filler?

 

I was going to glue and nail the architrave.

 

It would be great if you could all share your secrets!

 

Cheers

 

CC

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Glue them on and wedge them using chocks screwed to the floor. I put a bead of adhesive about 1/2 to 2/3rd down and a bead of decorators caulk half an inch from the top and just wipe the excess off as it squeezes out and you get a nice clean line. 

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I roller another undercoat on the face on my own jobs. Some people here were saying they paint the bottom edge to stop it blowing but I cba with that. I use a 2nd fix pin gun and pink or grip fill but have just switched to foam instead. I think the foam is a better fixing and it's cheaper. On the arcs I use mitre bond, build them all up in one room. Then flip them over, bead of pva where they hit the frame then dobs of grippo every 12" or so. 

I wouldn't use ovals if I were you they will be too rough knocking in by hand. 

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We had the same primed MDF skirting and architrave. I didn't re-prime the rear just touched up where necessary on the front. Glued to the wall using Heavy Duty Titebond Construction, didn't use any nails or pins.

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Just started fitting some mdf pencil round architrave / skirting. Bought a few new tools, fine cut saw 9tpi and a coping saw. 

The Mitre fast is excellent for fixing the door architrave together before nailing to the door frame. Nailing which is a novelty in my build.

Pink grip goes off quite quickly and Toupret wood filler excellent. No nonsense caulk for filling small gaps.

I use a damp sponge to clean excess off as you go.

@Oz07 What foam do you use as I find the Pinkgrip a little hard?

 

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I did use some illbruck adhesive foam but it was too good. I think if anyone ever has to remove skirtings they will be taking plaster off. Just look for any bog standard stuff 

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