Adhesive for Skirting Boards
What is the best adhesive for skirting boards?
The best adhesive for skirting boards is the record breaking Adiseal adhesive & sealant. To stick skirting board to a wall, using a strong flexible adhesive is essential for getting a good quality bond that will last a long time.
The maximum strength of any adhesive or sealant will only be as strong as the weakest surface it is being applied to. If the products are being applied to a dusty surface then it will only be as strong as the dust that is stuck to that surface. Spending a little extra time to make sure both the walls and skirting boards are free of any dust, grease, paint & any other dirt will result in a much stronger longer lasting bond. If the wall is not flat, then first try to flatten it as much as possible & then use an adhesive with high gap fill. Adisolve is a great product to help remove oil, grease, tar & other stubborn deposits.
Using a non flexible adhesive will eventually result in the bond becoming brittle & will break due to expansion & contraction of the wood because of temperature & moisture changes. There is also vibration the adhesive for skirting boards has to absorb from people walking, touching the skirting boards & from vehicle traffic if you live near a main road.
How to stick skirting board to a wall using adhesive.
As advised above, preparation of clean walls & skirting is required for getting a good strong bond. It is better to let the skirting board acclimatise to the room by laying it flat and leaving it for several days if possible as moisture can cause the skirting board to warp even after it’s been stuck to the wall. You won’t have to use as much adhesive if you are using a good quality adhesive compared to cheaper alternatives. If the adhesive grabs then you may not need to use temporary supports to hold the skirting in place until the adhesive has cured. If it doesn’t grab straight way then temporary supports will be required. To do this, place something heavy next to skirting to hold it in place until the adhesive has cured. Some cheaper adhesive’s can soak into the wood. This is not a problem for Adiseal.
Also with the nature of skirting boards & walls, it is better to use an adhesive for skirting boards rather than skirting board glue. Skirting board glue does not have the same gap fill or flexibility as skirting board adhesive.
For more details on the best grab adhesive & sealant see the Adiseal page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes Adiseal will stick skirting boards to a wall and will provide a long lasting bond. The reason for this is because it is extremely strong yet stays flexible absorbing any vibrations, knocks & expansion and contraction due to temperature & moisture changes in the air.
Both Adiseal adhesive sealant & Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive will provide a long lasting flexible bond on skirting. Adiseal adhesive & sealant is the recommended product if there is no requirement for extra high initial grab and there are no big gaps to fill between the wall & skirting boards.
The Adiseal colours have stonger initial grab than Adiseal Ultra Clear so it is recommended to the Adiseal Colours over the Adiseal Ultra Clear when it’s being used as an adhesive only.