How to Rock the Skirting Around a Mobile Home Using Real Rock

Philip Powe

Decorating mobile home skirting with natural rock can be done if the the skirting is wood or there is a wood frame around the bottom and top of the skirting. This is necessary to hold the wire that in turn holds the rock facing. If your mobile home skirting is fiberglass or plastic, this process will not be successful.

Give your mobile home skirting a natural stone look.

There is nothing to attach the screening to and the material is not strong enough to support the weight of the stone.

  1. Measure the length and height of the area where you are going to place the rock facing. Cut the chicken wire to the measurements.

  2. Nail the chicken wire onto the wood skirting using the U nails along the top and the bottom and no more than 12 inches apart.

  3. Mix the mortar with water to the consistency of toothpaste and apply to the chicken wire with the trowel . It should be about an inch thick to support the weight of the stones. Place the stones against the mortar and push. Continue this process until the whole skirting is covered. To add to the effect, do not place the stones too close together.

  4. Scrape the gaps between the stones with the gap scraping tool. Do not go deeper than 1/8 of an inch on the stones; remove the excess that is hanging over the stones.