How to Properly Cut Ceiling Skirting Video

How to Properly Cut Ceiling Skirting Video

  • 1 Methods of cutting a plinth
  • 2 Preparation of joints with an arbitrary angle
  • 3 The final stage of work
  • 4 videos

It is known that in order to obtain an ideal joint of two corner blanks of a ceiling plinth, it is necessary to correctly design a cut line for each of them. In this article you can learn about how to properly cut the ceiling skirting, as well as get acquainted with the devices that are necessary for this.

Skirting Methods

Cutting technology

The following methods are available for slicing a ceiling plinth:

  • Cutting using a miter box.
  • Cutting using a special stencil.
  • Cutting by applying pencil marking.

A miter box is a special device with which you can form an arbitrary angle from those that are in his set of cuts.

Use of miter box

When working with this device, the skirting board must be inserted into it in exactly the same way as it will be located on the ceiling. Holding the upper part of the workpiece, its lower edge must be pressed against the wall of the device and cut according to your chosen shape.

To prepare plastic skirting boards, you can use a conventional hacksaw for metal. But when applying it, you should not make significant efforts, since this can lead to the formation of chips.

Preparing joints with an arbitrary angle

Stencil Cutting Since the walls in the rooms do not always adjoin one another at 90 degrees. it is worth familiarizing yourself with the technique of preparing an arbitrary cutting angle.

Video: How to Properly Cut Ceiling Skirting Video

Such a technique is usually implemented in the following two ways:

  1. Using a cardboard stencil, the halves of which are obtained by cutting it at the angle you need. Using such a stencil as a template, according to which slices of the skirting blanks are formed, you can get the perfect corner joint.
  2. The second method involves the preparation of the cut through pencil marking and is as follows:
  • Pencil marking method both joined blanks are sawn off at an angle of 90 degrees;
  • one of them is applied to the corner, and then a fishing line for joining the baseboard to the ceiling is outlined on it;
  • the same actions are carried out with the second workpiece (on an adjacent wall);
  • the intersection point of two received lines should be carefully transferred to both workpieces;
  • from the marks obtained on the blanks after transferring them from the ceiling, we draw a slanting line to the opposite corner of the baseboard and get a cut line.

Cut line preparation Pay special attention to the fact that with this method of marking, maximum accuracy must be observed. The quality of the resulting joint will completely depend on how accurately you carry out this procedure (and of course on how accurately you design the cut on the workpieces).

In the same sequence, the preparation of the cut lines for the outer corner. But at the same time, there is no need to transfer the point of intersection of the marking lines to the skirting board, since in this situation it is the top conjugation point of the corner parts of the workpieces. In this case, you have to transfer the abutment point to the wall.

The final stage of work

The final fit of the skirting board

Upon completion of the operations on the design of joints, a control check of the fit of the workpieces on the cut should be carried out.

In the event that there are gaps in the joint, you will have to make it an exact fit by slightly cutting the plinth or processing the slices with sandpaper.

And in conclusion, we will introduce you to how to cut the skirting board more accurately. Fitting the line for joining adjacent sections of the baseboard should be done before you even start marking and trimming its length. If the operations are reversed (first, the length, and then the angle) and if the joint is unsuccessful, you risk completely ruining the workpiece.


For more information on the technique of cutting a ceiling skirting board for corners, see the following video: