How to master fitting Gyproc Coving in six simple steps 

Updated Feb 12, 2024 | Posted Aug 12, 2023 | Professional insight, Product Advice | 0 comments

Coving adds instant character and value to homes. Our quick guide offers tips on how to install coving to rooms.

What is coving?

Coving comes in a range of styles from contemporary to traditional and is a decorative finish to the top of interior walls neatening the joint between the wall and ceiling. It’s an effective way of hiding any unsightly imperfections at the joints and can instantly create period elegance. Traditionally coving is made of plaster, but many people opt for wood or polystyrene. Plaster coving requires less maintenance and is the most durable. 

Gyproc coving 

There are plenty of easy-to-cut and lightweight coving options designed in various lengths to suit your needs. 

Gyproc Cove 100 

Gyproc Cove 100 is a paper-faced plaster coving (100mm) in a ‘C’ profile adds a stylish decorative touch to any room. It’s great for concealing cracks between walls and ceilings and cable runs and masking settlement cracks. It has a smooth finish that’s ready for decoration. Gyproc Cove 100 comes in handy, room-sized lengths (carton of six) for fewer joints and a faster finish. 

Gyproc Cove 127 

Gyproc Cove 127 is a classic paper-faced plaster coving (127mm) in a ‘C’ profile is ideal for upgrading the design of larger rooms and rooms with higher ceilings. It cuts cleanly to size in straight lengths or angles making it stylish and a practical function. It comes in handy, has room-sized lengths for fewer joints and a faster finish and has a strong protective ivory liner to make decoration easy. 

Gyproc Cornice 135 

Gyproc Cornice 135 is an attractive and stylish ‘S’ profile cove – a deep cove moulding perfect for masking settlement cracks and concealing cables while creating a more distinctive style in any room. Long three-metre lengths make installation easier with fewer joints, and its smooth white finish is great for decoration. 

EasiFix Cove 

EasiFix 100 and 127 Covewill help you create a smart, contemporary finish suitable for any room. Available in 2m lengths (singles or multi-packs) for easier installation. 

 

How to install your coving

 

  1. Prepare the wall and ceiling 

Ensure wall and ceiling backgrounds are sound, clean, and dry, removing any wallpaper before attempting to fix the cove. 

  1. Draw straight lines 

For easier installation, draw guidelines along the wall and ceiling with a pencil at the appropriate distances. For example, for Gyproc Cove 100, lines should be drawn at 67mm down the wall and 67mm across the ceiling. Scratch-plastered or painted areas will be in contact with the cove to provide a key for the adhesive and brush away any dust or loose material. 

  1. A cut above 

Cut the product to the required length using a cove mitre block and a fine tooth saw. EasyFix Universal Mitre Block is perfect for cutting 100mm and 127mm cover, and 135mm cornice. Gyproc Cove Mitre Box is another alternative, which is compatible with 100 and 127 Gyproc Cove. 

  1. Pre-cut coving 

If you’re looking for an easier way to fit coving, a box of Artex Easifix Pre-Mitred Corners can take the hassle away. This comes in convenient pre-cut lengths of coving to make four corners in a room, removing the need to mitre. Read our in-depth blog on how to cut coving 

  1. Seal the deal 

To put up a section of coving, you’ll need coving adhesive. Gyproc Cove Adhesive is a powdered adhesive designed for trouble-free fixing for all Gyproc Cove and Cornice products. It has fast grab properties that quickly fix coving to most surfaces. The superb adhesive strength holds plaster coving firm in place and eliminates snagging. It is quick and easy to decorate, and it dries to a white finish. Using a trowel or scraper, spread the adhesive around the back edges of the coving. Push the section into place (any excess adhesive can easily be wiped off with a damp sponge). Ensure the entire length of the coving contacts the wall and ceiling. 

  1. Nailing it 

When installing the cove lightly nail the line marked on the wall to temporarily support the profile until the adhesive has set. These nails can be removed later once the adhesive is set. Ensure there are no pipes or cables behind the wall before tapping nails into the coving. 

  1. Finishing touches 

Last but by no means least, go around the room filling any gaps with Gyproc EasiFiller. Leave to dry, then sand joints and corners lightly using fine sandpaper (150 grit or higher). 

Check out the Artex Trade Catalogue 2023 for the full range of coving products. Where to buy Artex and Gyproc products

Updated Feb 12, 2024 | Posted Aug 12, 2023 | 0 comments

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