What can be coated ceiling?Lime, vodoemulsionku, wallpapers, wall panels ... All?Not at all.
theme of this article - the misuse of material for exterior wall decoration of the house.If the siding can withstand changes in temperature, rainfall and direct sunlight on the street - hence, the ceiling of the siding in the kitchen or in the bathroom, too, will last very long.
for exterior decoration of buildings are two basic materials:
- metallosayding very durable and effectively resists impacts.But quite expensive.
- Vinyl siding mechanically less durable, but perfectly resists bad weather and direct sunlight.
It has design life on the street is not less than 20 years at a very affordable price.Furthermore, the material is very easy to process.
The implications are clear: the perfect ceiling siding - vinyl.
What will our siding ceiling - we have identified.What are the characteristics
- siding is not afraid of high humidity and steam .And on the ceiling in the kitchen and in the bathroom, he will take great atmosphere, pernicious for wallpapers or MDF panels.
- siding installation is simplified its bending stiffness .We do not have to collect all too often crate.
- Assembly itself ceiling is extremely simple and can be performed by one person for a day.
- ceiling in the kitchen of the siding, like any other, will collect grease and soot. But they are very easy to wash off using any cleaning agent.Certainly, except the abrasive.
Against mention enthusiasm and counterarguments against the use of vinyl siding in the apartment.
- Vinyl - not completely fireproof material .At high temperature, it melts.Burning, however, does not support.
- ceilings of siding are not very safe in terms of ecology .All the material is initially intended for external finishes and not for the dwelling, and environmental certifications as internal finishing material has.
Note: the siding is made of the same PVC as the plastic windows, pipes and other products for residential spaces.
addition of stabilizers and plasticizers very slightly alter its chemical composition.The argument is, frankly, rather contrived.
- finally finishing siding ceilings - an amateur company in terms of aesthetics .The seams between the panels are clearly visible and do not fit into every room design.
vinyl siding presents a wide range of colors.
What is better to choose?
- For rooms with high ceilings (3 meters and above), you are absolutely free in the selection color.Do not forget about a sense of proportion: a combination of more than three primary colors in the room will make him annoyingly colorful.
- For rooms with low ceilings (this includes all Khrushchev, brezhnevki and most of the houses of the new layout) siding ceiling should be light.At least lighter than the walls.This visually expand the room.
Tools and materials
We need the following:
- perforator and a drill to 6-8 mm.Crate will have to be fixed to the wall or ceiling.
- Hammer.It is necessary always and everywhere
- level.Alas, floors often have differences in height, and even a noticeable tilt.
- pencil and tape measure.Siding will have to mark up before slicing.
- Hacksaw on wood or jigsaw for wood crates;metal shears for galvanized profile.
- impeller of any size, power, and with any cutting circle.The best tool for smooth cutting of plastic has not yet been invented.
- screwdriver or a screwdriver.A first preferred: laying siding will require dozens of screws screw.
- protractor or square to mark the corners of the profile.
To begin, decide what will be the humidity in the room.If Stucco siding in the corridors and hall available with wooden crates, then the false ceilings in the bathroom or kitchen is better to choose galvanized profile, producing for attaching drywall.
What goes crates?
Its total length is composed of:
- Full perimeter of the ceiling;
- strips perpendicular to siding and spaced every two feet.
Note: you can often find the recommendation to strengthen the siding just on the perimeter of the room.The inevitable consequence of this attachment is sagging ceiling.
Vinyl siding, of course, hard to bend the material;but upon heating becomes more malleable.A heated under the kitchen in summer or a hot shower in the bathroom is more than real.
addition crates, need screws (for the kitchen or bathroom - galvanized);Screws with dowels for fastening sheathing;and a profile-border, which will be installed around the perimeter of the room.And at the ends of siding and length.
for mounting the last plank siding, we need all-purpose adhesive.
To begin the installation instructions with a few general comments, which will be useful during installation.
Siding has a large coefficient of thermal expansion.Do not think that the apartment is no temperature fluctuations, between just the winter and ventilated kitchen cooking dinner on the gas hot summer could be thirty or forty degrees of difference.
How to put the siding to the expansion it does not sag, and did not go wave?Leave between them gaps edging at least five millimeters on each side.
Holes for screws should be a couple of millimeters larger than the screws themselves, but, of course, less than their caps.
Finally, do not screw the screws all the way.Between the cap and siding leave at least a millimeter clearance.In this case, the thermal expansion of the siding is nothing to prevent.
- Many rooms even in elite houses geometry is far from ideal.How to do that it does not lead to damage of the siding?Do not cut all the panels of the same size in advance, checks should each separately.If
- will be located in the ceiling soffits - the wiring should be slack after installing the battens, but before installation of the siding.Holes spotlights easier to cut in place, the fit of each individual panel.
- soffits require additional space.How to hem ceiling siding, so they fit?Secure the crate on the perimeter is not the ceiling, and the walls at the level you want.The rest of the strap can be attached to either the herpes perimeter using the seating area or to the ceiling on the suspension.As
- ceiling sheathe siding to any fluctuations in the humidity crate held securely?It's simple: do not use when mounting the wooden crates Chopik.Only the plastic dowels, which do not swell in a humid atmosphere.
- Mark up the location of the crates .When mounting on the wall do not forget about the level.When attaching the sheathing on the ceiling level in handy later.
- cut to size strips or profile that opoyashut room on the perimeter .Do not try to exactly fit the corners - they will still be hidden vinyl.
- Zasverlivaem in the profile rail or mounting holes and mark them on the wall or ceiling .
- a Punch caves and drive them in with a hammer anchors .
- Fasten crate on the perimeter ;similarly we mark up, drill the ceiling and fasten the whole crate in the middle of the room.
Reiki does not necessarily communicate with each other;but check their relative position and level of need.When uneven ceiling simply place them under any strap pads.Suit chips from them though.
- Secure edging profile with the three sides of the room .Pay particular attention to the exact fit corners.It is better to join at an angle of 45 degrees.
Tip: the last bar siding will be easier to mount if the edging on the sides of the room, which turned the ends of siding will be a little shorter.
exactly the width of a strap.Alas - in this case the profile will have two extra joint.
- In turn fasten planks siding .How to fix the siding to the ceiling with screws - mentioned.The resulting strap must be free to move horizontally by a couple of millimeters.For cutting and fitting use grinder.
- Fastening last plank will be the most problematic.Similarly, adjust the bar itself and edging, edging put on the bar and put siding on the back side of the border adhesive.Put the bar in place, push and lock up the glue in any way.
You can even more thin nails, which then will be removed - the holes in the corner of the ceiling height of human growth become evident.
That's basically all the information about how to put vinyl siding on the ceiling in the living room.We can only do the cleaning and wipe the new ceiling surface.
If you still have some obscure subtleties of how to make the ceiling of siding with their own hands - a video detailing the process is easy to find on the Internet.Experienced repairers often hold master classes, accompanying the show basic operations of your comments.Good luck in your repair!