Cosmetic finishing trims, materials for gaps, corners etc

Discussion in 'Materials and Suppliers' started by peter edwards, Feb 13, 2018 at 11:57 AM.

  1. peter edwards

    peter edwards Well-Known Member

    Been having a think about how gaps, corners, imperfections, eg between van wall and partitions can be finished. I'm expecting to need to do that !. Needs to be flexible, cut cleanly etc.
    Any thoughts ?
    Thanks !. Peter
     
  2. Groyne

    Groyne Well-Known Member

    Lots of different size and shape profiles about, usually in white, black, brown or beige. If it's only a small gap, a bead of silicone will make the world of difference.
     
  3. peter edwards

    peter edwards Well-Known Member

    Thanks Groyne
    Do you know what profiles are called or where to find?. I drew a blank so far, as not using right search term. Thanks
     
  4. Pugwash

    Pugwash Well-Known Member

    B&Q sell quite a selection. They are usually stored in "pigeon holes" on the end of an aisle and sold in lengths of about 2.4m

    BTW they call them "angle moulding" on their web site.
     
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  5. peter edwards

    peter edwards Well-Known Member

    Ah ok Thanks. I know the type.
    I hoped given the size of campervan industry, there'd be a purpose made range available separately from generic diy. Most seems to be rigid wood rather than flexible alternative.
     
  6. Pugwash

    Pugwash Well-Known Member

    I've bought PVC before. They come in this, pine and aluminium generally. It seems Wickes call them the same thing too.
     
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  7. Darcar

    Darcar Well-Known Member

    Decorators clucking is good for small fine joints, it takes up the colour if you’re varnishing or painting over it.
     
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  8. peter edwards

    peter edwards Well-Known Member

    even better than Decorator's Caulking ;)
     
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  9. Buzzy Beans

    Buzzy Beans Well-Known Member

    I used right angle white plastic trim (bought from B&Q) in the reveals around the inset windows, as there is the annoying curves of the side walls of the Renault Master I discovered that this moulding had just enough give to take up the curve however it was a right royal faff to hold in place whilst the Stixall went off!

    The walls and ceiling of the shower room and the ceiling of the main body of the van I trimmed with the truly excellent Morlands lightweight vinyl ply, the problem I have had is that no matter how many times I have cleaned the vinyl with spirit so as to get it totally clean, no matter how many times and no matter the quality (and astronomic price) of the sealing silicone that I have used as a bead seal around the edges, the bloody silicone only stays stuck to the surface for at best 10 months! Now I have come to expect to re-do the siliconing on an annual basis!!

    Phil
     
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  10. Pugwash

    Pugwash Well-Known Member

    About 8 years ago I sealed our home bath and shower with some "Sealing strip" from Wilko (Wilkinsons) that has stayed put. It's a flexible flat tape with putty on the rear and folds in half to fit inside corners. At the time it was an idiot's sealant but I bought more recently to do the kitchen. I might nick it for my van's shower instead. :) It's available in various widths.
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  11. mr brown

    mr brown Well-Known Member

    i rarely use silicone for anything , inside or out . i used Stixall in my bathroom. any other gaps i use stixall if i need adhesion , decorators caulk just to fill
     
  12. Val33

    Val33 Member

    I've used a similar product from B&Q in our house in the shower cubicle, easy to apply and 100% seal that withstands joint movement (1850's house that flexes!). I hand't considered it for the van, but it might be just the job.
     
  13. Val33

    Val33 Member

    Has the Stixall discoloured in the bathroom?
     
  14. mr brown

    mr brown Well-Known Member

    no, and i used caulk to grout tiles in the kitchen and that's still white after 6 yrs. and i remember now where i do use silicone - it's great for sticking tiles !
     
  15. peter edwards

    peter edwards Well-Known Member

    Indeed. I feel your pain :angry:
     
  16. peter edwards

    peter edwards Well-Known Member

    Looks very useful. Thanks for the recommendation
     
  17. time4t

    time4t Well-Known Member

     
  18. time4t

    time4t Well-Known Member

    Dunno what happend there, it seems my reply was included in your post:)

    Phill
     
  19. Buzzy Beans

    Buzzy Beans Well-Known Member

    I know Phill, it is an age thing and according to my most beloved I am never wrong!!

    Sorry for the confusion but I didn't use white spirit but methylated spirits the first time I did the siliconing and then last time I used cellulose thinners which I had to be extra careful with as it showed signs of dissolving the vinyl !!
    Next time I will follow the advice of he who is the fountain of all knowledge (@mr brown) and will use Stixall.

    Phil
     

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