Adding a skirting board to a room can be a simple way of changing the look of that room completely. With some time and a little expense, a skirting board can bring added detail as well as elegance to any space. Fortunately, installing and fitting skirting board is something you can so yourself.
Choose the skirting boards you will use. Pick out the skirting boards that will compliment the style for your room or rooms the best. Buy enough to match the total measurement you found in Step 1.
Measure around the area to which you wish to add a skirting board. Write the measurements down then add 20% to the total. This will give you a little extra to take into account any cuts you will be making when you fit the skirting board.
Fit outside corners, or the corners that go around areas like chimneys, by reversing the 45 degree angle that you created in Step 4.
Fit the skirting board to inside corners by cutting the each piece at a 45 degree angle so they will fit together. If the skirting board has an elaborate profile, you will have to cut away the back corner to fit them together better.