How to use Real Lead, Ridge Tiles and Chimney Pots
How to use Real LeadPlain Lead is suitable for use as flashing around a chimney stack, dormers, in gullies or on a flat roof. Easy to cut with scissors or a craft knife. Can be glued onto a porous surface with PVA adhesive.
Decorative Edged Lead is suitable for use as an attractive edging to a flat roof or at the base of dormers or chimney stacks on dolls houses and models. Easy to cut with scissors or a craft knife. Can be glued onto a porous surface with PVA adhesive.
Roll Topped Ridging can be used on the top of dormer windows or along the ridge of your pitched roof. Open the ridges to the angle of your roof then glue into position with PVA adhesive. Can be cut with scissors or a craft knife.
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- Once you have finished cladding or decorating your roof, glue your ridge tiles into position using PVA adhesive. Allow approx. 1mm joints if you intend to grout them in. Leave to dry.
- Ridge tiles can be cut, if laid flat, using a craft knife and a ruler, or shaped by rubbing on medium grade sandpaper. Special angles and sizes can be provided on request.
- If you are grouting in your ridge tiles then mix up some Mortar/Grout mix as per the instructions on the packet. Carefully fill your joints, masking any areas you do not wish to grout.
- Once you have finished cladding or decorating your chimney stack, glue your Chimney Pots into position using PVA adhesive and leave to dry.
- Mix up some Mortar/Grout mix as per the instructions on the packet. Using a small knife or spatula spread the cement on to the top of the stack around the base of the chimney pots as flaunching. Leave to dry.
- For an older appearance use a water based black stain/paint to weather it.
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