To Do Cement Board Skirting, you have to Measure your skirt area to determine how much cement board you need to purchase. You need to calculate the square footage and add fifteen percent extra to ensure you have enough for waste, just in case. You must buy screws depending on the type of material you are attaching the cement board to. After that, Measure a piece of cement board to cut it to fit. You should begin at the bottom of your installation area and work your way up.
You can Mark your pieces of cement board with a pencil and tape measure. You have to hold the straight edge against the board and run the utility knife down the length of the board for vertical or horizontal cuts. Then, Snap the board along the cut and cut the back side of the board with the utility knife. You need to make any cuts around fixtures or receptacles with the hole saw. Next, Slide the board into place.
You must Screw it onto the studs on the outside corners of the piece to hold it in place. You should Use the level and pencil to mark the location of the vertical studs and attach a screw every four to six inches up the vertical mark to mount the piece firmly onto the wall. You can repeat the process for each individual piece of cement board you install.