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Cutting ceiling coving always used to do my brain. Something to do with having to work out the angles - upside down! stretched my 3D conceptualising to the edge of my abilities.
Yes. Coving was ok till I got to the external angles around the chimney breast. Lets just say I was glad I bought extra because there was wastage :rolleyes:
 

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Yes. Coving was ok till I got to the external angles around the chimney breast. Lets just say I was glad I bought extra because there was wastage :rolleyes:

On my house, as we have wooden plank ceilings, I foolishly decided that I was going to use a wooden scotia moulding for the coving on the internal walls we'd added to the original open plan building. I was doing fine (ish)...till I got to the cooms. Much swearing. No way of disguising any cockups with filler and paint as the whole lot was varnished. There are, 20 years later, still a couple of bits I can't bear to look at.
 

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I think coving really finishes a room. Once you’ve got your head around the angles it’s reasonably strait forward as long as you take your time. I bought a coving template that really helped.

Edit: Thinking about it I’ve done coving in every room in my house excluding the bathroom but including hall and landing. Must have spent hours and hours doing it.
 
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