Finishing of the ceiling and the wall is not only in painting them with water-based paint in the chosen color. More and more often, arranging new interiors or repairing an old apartment, we decide on decorative ornaments. Although it may seem that the installation of the ceiling plinth causes many problems, but with the appropriate glue work can be done very quickly. In order for the effect to be preserved for a long time, you should know how to glue the ceiling plinth of foam to the wall and how to do it correctly.
Decorative ceiling plinths, curtain rods and sockets are one of the possibilities for decorating walls and ceilings, masking all the cracks, scraps of wallpaper, painting unevenness and other defects that can form at the junction of surfaces.
At one time, because of the handmade work on the production of stucco elements, they were a very expensive product. Today they have become a popular decoration of the walls, as they are light and inexpensive.
Decorative elements installed on the walls and ceiling, although small, can give the room a unique character, as they can add style and elegance to the interior. They are usually associated with rooms decorated in the traditional classical style.
But It is worth noting that in recent times they are often used in more modern interiors or in interiors where several styles are combined, for example, art deco. A variety of narrow and wide, decorated and smooth baseboards, imitating stucco decors are becoming more and more popular and are used in various interior styles.
The choice of baseboards and decorative elements for decorating walls and ceilings is very large. We can choose wide foam plinths with patterns resembling stucco, or simply wide skirtings that improve the appearance of damaged or uneven ceilings, cornices, moldings glued in place, connecting the ceiling and walls, or the place of fixing the chandelier to the ceiling. Classic and modern models, wide and narrow - the choice is quite large.
In order to glue the ceiling plinth foam, you must use the appropriate adhesive for this material. It should be a glue with high bonding strength, but at the same time having such properties that do not damage the thin decorative elements of the decor. Typically, these are special adhesives that you can buy at the hardware store.
Such requirements are met, for example, by adhesive for polystyrene 28A from Soudal. It is a ready-to-use, specially developed paste for bonding hard and soft polystyrene. With it, we will easily glue foam decorations to stone, concrete, plaster or wood. This glue for ceiling plinth from polyfoam for expanded polystyrene does not contain solvents and is not combustible, and its application does not require special skills. Adequate cleaning and surface preparation of the components to be glued is important. Products and their surfaces should be clean, the ceiling and walls should not contain dust.
Assembly begins with a corner. When installing it is important to most accurately trim the corners of the plinth. To do this, we need a block case into which the baseboard is inserted with the pattern up. The strip to be cut should be pressed to the surface of the box-stasla.It is recommended to use a saw with fine teeth.
The internal corners to be installed in the corners of the walls are cut as follows: the left plinth strip is cut in the right cut of the box, and the right in the left. External corners are cut according to the principle: the left lane is cut in the left section of the box, and the right - in the right.
Significantly simplifies the work of using ready-made internal and external corners. During assembly, the finished corners are first mounted, and then the necessary length of the strip is measured, which is cut to the desired length.
If decorative foam plinths are to be painted, then it is worth doing so before gluing them. This is especially important in cases where the strip has a color different from the walls or ceiling. In this way, we avoid paint stains on the walls and ceiling. After trimming the strip diagonally, we apply it to the installation site and draw its outline on the wall and ceiling. In case of installation of decorative wall elements, the installation site must be marked earlier with a pencil using a level.
Foam plastic parts, as already noted above, are glued with special glue and solvents intended for polystyrene. In the case of ceiling moldings, we apply glue to both edges.In the case of wide skirting, glue is applied over the entire surface of the contact strip with the wall and ceiling.
The decorative element is applied to the surface of the wall or ceiling, depending on the location. After pressing down to the surface, remove excess glue. Similarly, we continue with the rest of the plinths, their joints can be masked with a thin layer of putty. Any excess glue is removed with a damp sponge.