By installing plasterboard cornice yourself you can not only achieve
professional results but save money as well. Faye demonstrates how easy it is to
do using a Mitreplan from Mitre 10.
The first step is to measure your lengths and make mitre cuts. It can be tricky
to get it right, but if you take your time and use a mitre box and hand saw,
its not hard.
Faye started with a short length, and applied a 10mm wide bead of cornice cement
to the back edges of the cornice. She then pressed it firmly against the ceiling
and wall. Clean off any surplus cement with a damp sponge.
Faye used nails (driven only into the wall under the cornice) to hold the
cornice in place until the cement begins to cure. They can then be removed and
the nail holes filled with cornice cement. Dont drive nails through the cornice
its unnecessary and difficult to plaster over.
The same process is repeated right around the room, a piece at a time.
The MitrePlan gives you all the information you need to get the job done.