Procedures for Installation of Classic Cornice Products

Preparation

It is preferable to remove sections of ornate cornice to be reproduced to the workshop. If this is not possible squeezes or impressions should be taken on site in silicone rubber moulding compound and returned to the work shop.

Reproduction of ornate cornices

Models are then laid down and moulds are then poured in Polyurethane rubber moulding compound cased in fibreglass in preparation for cornices to be cast.

Cornices are traditionally made by hand in 3 metre lengths and are manufactured by layering Plaster of Paris, Laths and Hessian.

On Site

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

Cornices are installed on site with galvanised screws, adhesive, fibre fix and Plaster of Paris. Mitres are cut and made good in situ with Plaster of Paris.

Finally, a paintbrush should be moistened and traced along the junctions of the cornice and the background to smooth out any adhesive before its sets.

Where cornices are damaged and are required to be made good on site the work will be carried in situ with Plaster of Paris, by one of our qualified fibrous plasterers.

Cornices should be dry before any preparation for painting can be carried out