Skirting Board Adhesive
What is the best skirting board adhesive?
The best skirting board adhesive 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.
High gap fill
Any skirting board adhesive used needs to have good gap filling properties. This is due to the nature of where the skirting board adhesive will be used. Although the skirting itself might have a flat surface, on most applications the wall will not be completely flat where the skirting needs to stick. Plasterers do not usually put plaster on a wall right down to the floor. This will create uneven spaces between the skirting and the wall. The adhesive for skirting board will need to stay in place and not run down while the adhesive dries.
Sticking skirting boards to a wall details
How to stick skirting board to a wall using adhesive.
- Prepare skirting
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.
- Clean surface
Making sure both skirting and the wall are clean is important to get a good strong bond. Use a fine brush like a painting brush to help remove fine dust.
- Apply skirting board adhesive
Apply the skirting board adhesive to one surface. Covering as much surface area as possible will provide the strongest bond. Apply extra adhesive where there is a bigger gap.
- Temporary supports
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.
Fitting skirting with an adhesive or mechanical fixings
To fit skirting to a wall there are two main ways to do this. One way is by mechanical methods by using screws and wall plugs. The problem with this method is the finish won’t be as nice as sticking the skirting on with an adhesive. In the image below, the skirting has been fitted to the wall with screws and wall plugs, The hole was then filled in with a wood filler but the finish is not as good.
Where to buy skirting board adhesive
In the UK, Adiseal skirting board adhesive can be purchased from stockists. Please contact us for details. Online seller www.guglue.com can ship to other countries. You can also contact us to find out if there is a distributor or a distribution opportunity for your country.
Frequently Asked Questions About Skirting Board Adhesive
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 and expansion and contraction due to temperature and moisture changes in the air.
Both Adiseal adhesive sealant and Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive will provide a long lasting flexible bond on skirting. Adiseal adhesive and 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 and skirting boards.
The Adiseal colours have stronger 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.
Adiseal is the best skirting board adhesive. It stays flexible, has high grab, high gap fill and it was the strongest adhesive in an independent test.