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    • zoothornrollo
    • By zoothornrollo 19th Mar 17, 9:16 AM
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    Do I need to fill the hundreds of nail holes in skirting board etc before painting?
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:16 AM
    Do I need to fill the hundreds of nail holes in skirting board etc before painting? 19th Mar 17 at 9:16 AM
    And if so do I need to get wood filler or will polyfilla do? There's a lot of them - all round the skirting, architraves, stair trim, banisters etc.
    Last edited by zoothornrollo; 19-03-2017 at 9:52 AM.
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    • ellie99
    • By ellie99 19th Mar 17, 10:04 AM
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    I might be way off the mark here, but are you sure they're nail holes, and not woodworm holes? In which case, just make sure they're old holes and not fresh.


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    • 27cool
    • By 27cool 19th Mar 17, 10:18 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:18 AM
    It is very unlikely that interior woodwork would have "hundreds" of fixings. In fact very few in my experience.
    But, if they are not woodworm holes, they will obviously require filling, If you don't want them to show after the painting.
    If they are woodworm, then they should be treated and filled.
    • zoothornrollo
    • By zoothornrollo 19th Mar 17, 11:57 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:57 AM
    hi thanks

    it's brand new timberwork in loft conversion

    maybe not hundreds but certainly say, 4 in every yard of trim
    Last edited by zoothornrollo; 19-03-2017 at 12:17 PM.
    • Hasbeen
    • By Hasbeen 19th Mar 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 2:09 PM
    hi thanks

    it's brand new timberwork in loft conversion

    maybe not hundreds but certainly say, 4 in every yard of trim
    Originally posted by zoothornrollo
    Joiner used nail gun? If painting polyfilla or cheap alternative would fill.

    If staining then appropriate colour wood filler.
    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 19th Mar 17, 2:13 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 2:13 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 2:13 PM
    For small holes use flexible decorators caulk - we particularly like ...
    Its 99p from toolstation. You can just wipe over any gaps and cracks with a damp cloth after sealing. It gives a much better finish around door frames etc.
    • zoothornrollo
    • By zoothornrollo 19th Mar 17, 6:11 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 6:11 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 6:11 PM
    Joiner used nail gun? If painting polyfilla or cheap alternative would fill.

    If staining then appropriate colour wood filler.
    Originally posted by Hasbeen
    I'd say he went mad with the bloody pin-gun
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