Step 4: Install New Cap

PVC-solvent-based cement
Photo: Brian Wilder
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A PVC-solvent-based cement bonds the mitered pieces of the new plinth to each other and makes the joints waterproof. Vietri also fastens the pieces together with stainless steel trim-head screws. Dabs of acrylic glazing putty hide the screw heads.
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    Tools List

    • hammer
      Hammer
    • sand paper
      220-grit sandpaper

    Shopping List

    1. FLASHING MEMBRANE

    2. OIL-BASED PRIMER

    3. POLYURETHANE CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE

    4. PVC-SOLVENT-BASED CEMENT

    5. ACRYLIC GLAZING PUTTY

    6. ACRYLIC PRIMER

    7. 100-PERCENT ACRYLIC PAINT