Glue the plinth to the ceiling correctly
In working with any finish, the most important thing is a high-quality and well-thought-out installation. After all, even the most perfectly selected external coating can be spoiled by poor installation. Especially it concerns such an important detail as a ceiling skirting, since it is always in sight and plays the role of a kind of final touch, which completes the composition logically. If you are not aware of how to glue the ceiling skirting, you should devote some time to this issue before proceeding with the installation work. I'll tell you about the process of gluing in this article.
Features of fillet installation
To understand how to properly glue the ceiling skirting, you must first choose and buy suitable baguettes. Any repair work begins, as a rule, with measurements. You need to carefully fix the parameters of the room, so as not to be mistaken when buying the material. Unlike other types of finishes, for ceiling laths, you do not need to purchase a supply inventory, because the features of the laths allow you to glue and adjust them accurately.
A very important role in the installation is played by the corner of the room, because it is from the corner that the installation should begin. Before you glue the corners of the ceiling skirting, you need to get specialized connecting elements. Their list includes:
- Integral elements that seal internal or external angles. The working surfaces of these corners are designed to intersect at a right angle.
- Small segments, designed to form an angle. The cut of such details is absolutely smooth, as it is done in production. The directions of the cut are different, and depending on them, the pieces can be pasted to the inner, or to the outer corner.
- Extended corners, which are integral and ready for installation parts. Their downside is that the installation requires perfectly even angles.
Also for the installation you will need special plugs, which will hide the traces of installation. This is the complete set of materials that you need to purchase before you glue the plinth on the ceiling. If you are still thinking about which product is the best, we will help you to look at the types of fillets, based on the type of installation.
Outside, all ready-made baguettes look approximately the same, but the types of their installation may differ significantly. There are three answers to the question "how to glue the ceiling skirting board?" And each of them in its own way is optimal.
Inexpensive bars can be fastened by means of screws or even nails, which are driven into the decorative layer without any additional operations. But if you still prefer to perform the installation more or less neatly, it is best to pre-drill at the base of the hole - at first more thin, under the dowel, then cone-shaped - under the hats. After performing these steps, you can mount the profile in place. Of course, you need to disguise the traces of installation with plugs, wax or glue.
A more complex, but also more aesthetic way of installing a ceiling skirting is called hidden - it is desirable to use it for products that have special recesses for clips. This installation is carried out in several stages - first, around the perimeter of the room, you need to drill the holes, where the plastic dowels are then inserted. Then, the clips are fixed there and the upper part is fixed with an ordinary push.
However, in its simplicity, all these methods can not be compared with the fastest and most elementary - stick the slats with the help of adhesive composition. Acting in this way, you can not only save time, but also provide an inconspicuous installation of any fillets. But in order to work successfully, first you need to figure out which glue to glue the ceiling skirting is best.
How to glue
As you have already understood, you need to be guided by the material from which the selected baguettes are made, determining the better the glued ceiling skirting.
If your baguette is made of polystyrene foam and polystyrene foam, then almost any adhesive will suit it.
The reason for this is the rather light weight of the product made of this material, which allows you to achieve a strong grip under the ceiling. The only thing - experts do not recommend gluing on silicone sealant. Exceptions are cases where a ceiling skirting board is used for tile.
At the same time, before gluing the ceiling skirting, first you need to mount it without the use of the composition and only then handle with glue. Remember that after installing in this way, it will be impossible to reuse ceiling skirting from plastic, as it will not be possible to dismantle it in its entire form.
Wooden materials correctly glue on liquid nails. But here you will need to preliminarily perfectly level the walls and ceiling, otherwise there will be no strong grip and eventually the plinth will be unstuck.
There is also a universal way to glue fillets - to apply construction putty. It is used by professionals when installing the finish coat. Putty allows not only to glue the slats, but also fill in various cracks and recesses in the ceiling.
To glue plastic skirting boards, it is best to use transparent polymer glue or liquid nails.
Now that we have found out which composition is best for a particular material, you need to study in detail how to glue the ceiling skirting step by step.
How to glue
It is advisable to fasten the strips even before gluing the ceiling skirting. This is due to better adhesion to plaster than with paint or wallpaper. Preliminary preparation includes cleaning the walls of various kinds of dirt, dust, old coatings and other undesirable layers. It is also possible to process the fixing points with a primer solution, which will prevent the stratification of the plaster.
Of course, how best to glue the ceiling skirting is the video instruction. However, if we describe in brief, the whole process looks like this:
- To begin with, traditionally, the layout of the room is made. It is best to make a simple additional scheme on paper, which then move to the ceiling.
- The glue is not applied to the surface of the wall, but to the skirting itself. The layer should be thick enough to be distributed along the baguette, but not too thick, so that the remaining glue does not remain on the wall. In case the excess amount of glue has got on the front side of the plinth, it must be immediately wiped off with a cloth or sponge, until the adhesive compound has dried.
- After the glue is treated, the skirting board is pressed against the wall tightly and held for a while. If the model is made of soft material, it is better to use a piece of cloth, otherwise the product may remain dented from the fingers. Polyfoam ceiling skirting is not necessary for a long time - they are quite light and fasten fast.
Studying the instruction on how to glue the ceiling skirting, it is impossible to avoid such an important moment as fitting joints, because it depends on it the quality of the appearance of the finish.
Before the beginning of work, it is better not to trim all the bars at once, but to act as the baguettes are fastened, since it is better to join the edges with the glued-on plinth already. Especially careful fitting requires a wooden skirting, smooth joining which is achieved due to cutting at an angle of 45 degrees.
It is very important to work well on the corners. To do this you will need a gon, an electric jigsaw (the hacksaw will do), a chair and a clerical knife. During cutting, it is necessary to act extremely carefully, so that sharp teeth do not crush the products. A chair is needed to fix the fillet under a certain angle - this is an elementary construction, which, if desired, can be made by hand.
You can also use pencil marks - to do this, first a part of the corner is fixed, the intersection point is found out and the fillet is sawn off with a hacksaw at the right angle. Each of these actions requires utmost accuracy and accuracy, so as a result the joints remain invisible.
These simple tips will help you avoid common mistakes and understand how to glue the ceiling skirting, so that the finish is durable and quality. The most important thing is to correctly evaluate the purchased products, the adhesive composition and the quality of the walls for which your decoration will be installed.
Video "What and how to glue the baguettes"
This video is about how to professionally and qualitatively glue the ceiling baguettes and what tools and materials will be required to work with them.