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Install & Repair Coving & Cornice

An installation guide is supplied with all our coving and cornice orders. Simple and clear instructions to install your coving and cornice can be found on the installation page. To install only DIY skills are needed and any tools needed are available.

Orac Decor coving and cornice is easier to install than traditional plaster and has significant structural advantages. Please see our coving and cornice home page. Some customers worry about cutting the corner mitres of the coving and cornice when installing, but once familiar these are not a problem.

Installation of coving cornice normally requires only general DIY skills. Fixing the coving cornice into position use FDP500 which is the standard adhesive or FDP700 on new plaster work or in damp environments such as bathrooms and kitchens. No supporting pins or mechanical fixings are required. For the mitre and butt joints use the FX200, or smaller FX210. Joins can be made good with glass paper and then simply apply a top coat of paint. Please use this link to our Installation page for more details and short video.

Please email us if you would like to be recommended an approved Orac Decor coving cornice installer or to become an installer yourself. Orac Decor run an Approved Installer Scheme for which trades people can become accredited.

Repairing coving and cornice or a matching replacement can be a major problem. Many coving and cornice installations in the past have been made by local companies and artisans who are now no longer in business. An aggravating factor is that there tend not to be industry standard designs of coving and cornice. The coving and cornice moulds usually no longer exist, meaning that damaged coving and cornice in need of repair is often difficult to match.

If the coving or cornice design is to be retained a mould can be made from the existing coving or cornice, and from this a master mould in the workshop then made to produce the new coving cornice which can then be installed effecting a repair. This method of coving and cornice repair tends to be an expensive process.

Where there is a line coving or cornice design to be repaired, as opposed to a repeating pattern, there can be an easier and cheaper repair solution. A skilled plasterer can make a template of the profile or the coving or cornice to be repaired and wet run or drag new plaster matching the design and repairing the coving cornice onsite.

However, the condition of the remaining coving cornice should be considered and it may be that rather than repair the existing coving cornice it is better to install new Orac Decor coving cornice with its structural advantages.