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Old 25-12-2017, 09:45 PM   #31
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Hello Terry. I forgot to mention that I screwed my baseboard to the frame and countersunk the screws. I filled the holes and rubbed down before I emulsioned. Starting nice and tidy is the way to go.
Just out of interest, what you use to fill in? I was thinking polyfilla or something similar, but is that the best stuff to use?
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Old 25-12-2017, 10:19 PM   #32
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I tend to use das modelling clay for small holes. Actually use it for a few things...
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Old 25-12-2017, 11:53 PM   #33
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Any filler will do - even decorators caulk.
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Old 26-12-2017, 08:38 AM   #34
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I used polyfilla and sanded it over when it had dried, seems to have worked. Shouldn’t matter too much as most of those filled places will be under scenery anyway.
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HI, Since you ask, I would say that whilst you've got a clear surface, take the opportunity to paint. then you won't be caught out at some future date by needing to do in some completely inaccessible spot. I would recommend a dirty brown (earth) colour. YOU can use either household emulsion paint, (matchpots or small cans, depending on the area to be covered) or a car spray paint. If you can't get a deep enough brown, don't forget that a little black goes an awfully long way Just anther thought, some of these shops can supply cheap paints, either individually, or in sets .And the best of luck with your layout Ken
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