Here’s how I creatively boxed and coved around visible pipes to make them more discrete. You can also find out how to fit the remaining coving here.
Last week, I struggled to find any good examples of coving around pipes that I was happy with.
I’d seen photos where people had just tried to cut pipe shape holes, or sections big enough for pipes.
Then I asked my pro Dad if he thought creating mitre corners around boxed pipes looked acceptable and he said no. So he’s my prototype for you and it’s not as hard as it might seem.
I used some B&Q 15mm Plumbsure double boxed piping in my case.
It comes with 4 clips to fix to the wall (not needed in my case as the fit was so snug). And the box cover itself that just clips on to the pipe brackets.
Once fitted, I caulked along side, keyed the surface with sandpaper and painted it to match my wall.
But for cutting the coving hole, then you can watch my full video tutorial here to take you through it step by step!
I’m extremely happy with the results and you don’t necessarily need a pro to do it for you. I just winged it by testing on an offcut first, the went for gold on my real piece for a seamless finish!
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