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Old 23-12-2017, 10:47 AM   #11
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My baseboard is 9mm ply, and will have cork tiles on top. For me, painting the baseboard seems a waste of time. But do I need to do anything with the tiles before laying track?
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Old 23-12-2017, 11:24 AM   #12
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Painting the baseboard is far from a waste of time. Paint the edges and, if you can, underneath.
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Old 23-12-2017, 11:44 AM   #13
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I too like painting my baseboards as it gives a nice tidy blank canvas on which to work. Loads of info/demos on Google regarding the use of cork tiles. Hope this helps.
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Old 23-12-2017, 11:59 AM   #14
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I like that description. Nice blank canvas on which to work. That sums it up very well.
I also like WTD the idea of sealing the boards with uni bond first as well. And even if covering it with cork, but for the like of me I wonder why, as it will not quieten it down anything ounce glued down. Personally I think the cork is wast of time and money. Of course paint over the cork as well. I like to go over the track bed with an oil base matt undercoat like dark gray or what ever matches what you are doing..
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Old 24-12-2017, 10:31 AM   #15
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Why should I use Uni bond I thought that was a glue? Is it that the emulsion will adhere better? Also, I see that oil based emulsion is best, I assumed emulsion was all water based so Iím glad that was mentioned. I too like the blank canvas description it ďpaintsĒ a picture in the mind. (All puns accidental). Keep the tips flowing as I donít want to start until Iím fairly sure that what Iím doing is right.
Then I can get on with track laying and more questions I expect...🙄
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Old 24-12-2017, 11:09 AM   #16
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I didn't mention unibond. Emulsion paint adheres to just about anything.
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Old 24-12-2017, 11:14 AM   #17
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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.
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Hi Michael, yes I’ve done that too.
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No sorry, someone else mentioned uni bond.
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Old 24-12-2017, 12:19 PM   #20
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For Uninond read dilute PVA. Used as a general sealer of porous surfaces in the building trade.
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