Victorian Skirting Board
Wooden skirting boards are fixed in place using nails and/or a solvent-based adhesive. Start by measuring your first run and then mitring any corners at 45 degrees. Once you're ready to fix your Victorian skirting board in place, generously apply adhesive on the wall behind and then push the skirting into place. Nail the skirting boards in place with nails spaced at approx 1-foot intervals. Repeat until all of your skirting is in place. You can fill the nail holes with wood filler, and then lightly sand before you paint the skirting. This method can be used for all types of skirting board.