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ecoMaster’s Maurice sealing skirting board gaps

Have you noticed gaps in your home’s doors or skirting boards that let in draughts and cold air? To make your home more energy efficient and to help it maintain the right temperature, you should make sure that those skirting board gaps get sealed.

A sealant is a good solution for this kind of draught. ecoMaster suggests an alternative to silicone sealant that will make your life easier: FulaSeal UltraClear.

Ultra Clear is a high quality transparent sealant that can help you keep your home warm and comfortable. Ultra Clear is a water-based, highly flexible gap sealant that is white when applied and clear when dry. This virtually invisible sealant is flexible enough to expand and contract with the movement of a building and much easier to clean than silicone based sealants.

Using FulaSeal UltraClear to seal gaps in your home is simple: starting with the bottom of your door jamb.

Step 1: Identify the Gap

The first step is to identify the gap you want to seal. In this case, we’re looking at the bottom of the door jamb, where there’s a gap between the door and the floor. This gap can lead to draughts and cold air entering your home, making it less comfortable and potentially increasing your energy bills.

Step 2: Apply FulaSeal UltraClear

Once you’ve identified the gap, it’s time to apply FulaSeal UltraClear. This transparent sealant is easy to apply and will create an airtight seal, preventing draughts and cold air from entering your home. To apply it, simply use a caulking gun to squeeze a thin line of sealant along the gap.

Step 3: Use a Silicone Spreader

To ensure a smooth and even finish, you’ll need to use a silicon spreader. These are inexpensive tools that you can buy from any hardware store. Simply hold the spreader at an angle and use it to smooth out the sealant, creating a clean finish.

Step 4: Change Nozzles for Different Gap Sizes

It’s important to have spare nozzles on hand in case you encounter gaps of different sizes. Skirting board gaps, for example, can vary widely in size. Changing nozzles as needed will help you achieve a clean and even finish.

Step 5: Wipe up Excess Sealant

Once you’ve finished applying the sealant, you may notice some excess caulk. Use a damp cloth to wipe up any excess sealant, ensuring a clean and smooth finish.

This technique can be used for any kinds of gaps in your home, particularly along skirting boards, skirt-to-floor gaps, and around architraved walls. Once it’s painted, you won’t know that there was ever a gap there. By using FulaSeal UltraClear and this simple process, you can help keep your home warm and comfortable all year round.

In the video below, Maurice will show you a practical example of how to do it:

What’s Next?

We hope this article has helped you learn how to use simple ways to save on your utility bill. This in turn will help you on your energy and thermal efficiency retrofit journey to make your home more comfortable all year round, and reduce your costs and carbon emissions.  

Next, explore how to make your front door beautiful and efficient with small improvements that will make the difference.

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ecoMaster suggests

Skirting board gaps

will be a distant memory

with FulaSeal Ultra Clear!