What To Know About Skirting Boards

7 inch skirting boards

The part of house cleaning that is often overlooked is the baseboard. Most often, it is made of wood and covers the entire perimeter of the floor, giving a finished look to the union of the wall with the floor.

Many people go to great lengths to keep their floors and walls clean.

The plinth is usually engraved with intricate stucco or a small horizontal border. It can accumulate dust. It is also in a natural position to catch any movement of feet or furniture, leaving scuff marks or perhaps even minor stains or damage. With a little effort and various inexpensive products, you can keep your baseboard, giving your home a polished new look.

The vast majority of baseboards will only require cleaning. It can usually be done with a homemade furniture polish. The same product you would use on your dining table or mantelpiece. If used regularly, it will keep it looking shiny and new. It will take more time, effort, and products if you’ve paid attention to the skirting board for a while. Inspect the baseboard to determine how much maintenance it will require. Get on your knees for a closer look.

How To Fit Skirting Boards

Depending on the extent of the damage, one of two solutions can be used. You should purchase a small can of wood stain for minor injuries, such as scuffs from shoes or furniture. There are many colors and varieties to choose from. Choose the one that matches the one you have. Apply some of this to a rag and cover small damage as needed. Be sure to use a separate rag to remove excess when applying for a baseboard that has taken more damage, purchasing a small can of wood putty.

It can be purchased at almost any hardware or home improvement store and is available in most colors. If you can’t find an exact match, buy two jars. A can of the paint closest to your 7 inch skirting boards and another one that will make it darker or lighter, depending on the change you want. Use caulk to cover any scratches, dents, marks, or holes visible in the baseboard. It can be done using your fingertip and a rag to wipe off the excess. Another step would be to rub the entire strap with wood stain to blend the filled areas into the old wood.


The small amount of work can give your rooms a rich look while showing off your keen eye for detail.

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