Today we talk about the possibility of suspended ceilings and their installation on their own.
New technologies - new opportunities
Like all the world's construction technology is not standing still.Many still remember the first proposals for the installation of suspended ceilings.Soon the novelty has become one of the standard elements of the decor in the repair and decoration.
great advantage of these ceilings is a wide choice of shades and colors that allow you to pick up any interior ceiling for almost any room.
features modern photography, which is used in the production of suspended ceilings, have reached such a level that allow the purchase of various styles of ceiling up to the baroque painting.
Vinyl - the main advantages
Application of fiber optic lighting in ceiling design also has a positive impact on the popularity of a given element of decor.Another important factor is the popularity of strength.
stretch ceiling is essentially a vinyl film.The
nervous tension when talking to neighbors, bad mood, household items and the need for new repair all this can be avoided if the established quality suspended ceiling.The water just to meet him, he will cave in, and after the water is removed, will take its original shape.
Our reference - a tension vinyl roof can withstand 100 kg per m2.
But of course, like any element, vinyl ceiling is not without drawbacks.This primarily refers to price certain skills when selecting and installing.
Stretch ceiling - the main criteria
Price though is an important factor in determining the choice is not worth careful consideration, it is necessary to make payment of a stretch ceiling.Here one has to rely on their own financial resources, but the other two points worth considering in more detail.
choosing vinyl ceiling should be with caution, skills are not hurt.For example - you have chosen a glossy white ceiling.That's right at first glance, you want to get as much light in his room.
But after installation, you discover just the opposite picture, the room turned out much darker than it was before the installation.Why did it happen, because the ceiling is white, glossy?
Here in gloss lies the main reason.It is the ability of the ceiling to repel.
With dark floor and dark furniture, you have reflected on all this and the ceiling.If you install as many fixtures, thereby only worsen the situation.Therefore, such a question, as the choice of the ceiling, it is best left to professionals.
installation - the main difficulties
As for installation, the question is not idle.Of course, the person who decided to set himself vinyl stretch ceiling is likely to have certain construction skills.For it will not be difficult to drill holes for mounting and secure.
But then require the use of certain techniques for the installation and the availability of special tools.If
hammer, screwdrivers, wrenches and knives find almost everyone is a special spatula to fill the vinyl it is not at all.Of course, it can be purchased in a specialty store, but then the question is where to take the heat gun?
As mentioned earlier, the suspended ceiling is inherently vinyl film, installation need to raise the room temperature to 40 ° C to properly and efficiently install the suspended ceiling.
Of course, if you do not accidentally overlooked heat gun, which is among the instruments, to acquire it for the installation of a ceiling quite cost-effective and does not make sense, the price of this unit is fairly high.
To this should be added a not unimportant point, if you have violated the technology at the installation, in the best case, you get the ceiling with wrinkles, and at worst, it will just have to throw out.The result - wasted time, money and spoiled the mood for a long time.
Our advice - we do not recommend you to their own, without training, engage in installing vinyl ceiling at home.
Cloth ceiling - the right choice
But what do you do?Is there no possibility of a suspended ceiling with your hands without the need for special skills and equipment?
There is a way - is to install a fabric suspended ceiling with his hands.
Here today we are going to do this.Assemble and install the fabric ceiling with his hands the power of anyone with the desire and the ability to handle small with a standard tool of domestic craftsmen.
choice of fabric - the most important strength and practicality
For the manufacture of stretch ceiling, we will use calico.Why is that?
calico main difference lies in the method of its manufacture.Cotton yarns interwoven special, linen, method.This is a very durable material, tight.Clothes made of calico practical, withstand multiple washing without loss of quality, shape and color.
With material issue has been resolved.Before his purchase of the ceiling must be measured to determine the amount of the purchased material.
Our advice - do not necessarily climb the ladder to measure the ceiling.It is enough to measure the floor in the room, they have the same size.
acquire the necessary undyed calico, with a rough texture.So much cheaper and better for the further processing of the ceiling.Usually sold in specialized stores calico width of 1.5 meters.
Tools for mounting
material purchased, you need to prepare additional tools and materials.We need:
- staple gun
- Punch or drill.All depends upon the material of which the wall of your.
- region (straight edge)
- Paint knife and scissors
- level.It is best to use a laser or water
From the materials we need:
- calico cloth
- wooden blocks measuring 40x50 or 50x50 mm .Their number should be equal to the perimeter of the room in which is arranged suspended ceiling.
- anchors.Their size and number depends on the size of the room and the material from which its walls are made.In any case, fixed bars with them must hold firmly.
- mounting adhesive.Good normal shoe.
- PVA glue
- primer calico
- paint for calico
Our advice - buying calico in the store, consult with the sellers - advisers on the paint and primer for calico.Well, a specialty store you will be sure to check the correct brand of primer and paint for the acquired tissue.
worth noting arranging stretch fabric ceiling installation is best done with an assistant.
the beginning of the existing tissue is necessary to sew cloth the size corresponding to your ceiling, leaving an appropriate margin for mounting, 100 - 150 mm will be sufficient.
next step is mounting rails on the walls around the room.
To do this, the walls you must first apply a horizontal line on which they are installed.
- First, using a level, find the lowest point of the existing ceiling and make a mark in the junction of the wall to the ceiling.
- If you have a cross-section of the bars 50x50 mm, back down from the ceiling, in place of the mark, down the wall by 50 mm and make a mark on it.
- Next, using the level of conduct on the entire perimeter of a flat horizontal line the walls.
- If done correctly, the beginning and end of the line should match.
Cloth ceiling with his hands to perform supposes hole anchors.
It is important to a particular accuracy.
- beginning with the marker put on the bars numbered in order of their installation.
- Then drill in every required number of holes for mounting anchors.
- Then apply one sticks to the marked line on the wall and through the drilled holes apply a mark on the wall.
- Thus, the holes in the bars, and the wall will be completely the same.
- marks scheduled drills on the wall.
Our information - Again, it all depends on the material from which made your walls.Someone walls can be made of wood, in which case fixing bars will not be much of a problem for him.Anchors will not be required here, it will be enough strong screws of appropriate length.
Some may question the appropriateness of the use of anchors, and wants to simplify the installation task bars, with wooden or plastic dowels (Chopik) and screws.This option is not necessary because it is good for fastening elements, in which the load is located vertically from top to bottom.
In this case, in addition to vertical loads and horizontal features associated with the tension cloth so anchors justified.You do not want to over time, your ceiling has lost its original shape, and it folds formed?
- Now you can mount bars.
- Since they have a numbering, it will not be easy.
- bars installed, it was the turn of cloth.
Unlike vinyl stretch ceiling, which once attached four corners, we need to secure the cloth with one hand.It starts with the longest side of the room.
- applied on the bar and panel mounting adhesive is attached with staples.
- Later staples will be hidden baguette.
- We must start from the middle of a strictly and uniformly pulling the fabric to move to the edges.
- As a result, the cloth is completely attached to one wall.
- It is the turn to fix the fabric on the opposite wall.
- Here you definitely need an assistant.
Our advice - before mounting fabricate the device in the form of a mop.It is made of a metal rod with a diameter of 20 - 25 mm.The result is a kind of letter T. For convenience, the handle bend, to form two parallel adjacent to each other of the rod, so much more convenient to keep it in your hand.
- start from the middle.
- Spread glue on the sticks.
- Attach the fabric to the bar and push it into the corner of the interface device to the wall of the bar.Here handy left by the extra 100 - 150 mm.
- Pull the free part of the holding device.The cloth will be stretched.At this time, his assistant shoot stapler.
- Removing the device can shoot again closer to the wall.
- Thus, all the panel is attached to the opposite wall.
- Take care to avoid forming on the fabric folds.
- Then attach all other parties.
- main thing is to move from the center to the edges.
After the installation is made of tissue stretch ceiling video shooting, and just evaluation of the eye can reveal some flaws.We are talking about the joints.
Of course, it is good if there is a seamless cloth of appropriate size.As a rule, performing installation of fabric ceilings, the fabric has to be stapled.Therefore, it is time to hide the seams.
For this we use tracing.But first prepare the glue.
- You must cook the paste.
- usual procedure and questions should arise here.
- to the resulting paste add PVA glue in the amount of 1/3 of the volume of paste.
- mixture is thoroughly stirred.
- Next, bring the mixture to a state of very liquid cream.
- Simply add the required amount of water.
- mixture again stirred well.
- pasting tracing at the seams very carefully.
- tracing paper strips glued overlap.
Our advice - to the edge of tracing paper and overlaps were not noticeable bend them so that they are not stuck to each other and to the fabric.When the glue is dry, gently tear off the folded edge so that tracing the edges of the seams thinned and become completely invisible.
- For high-quality joints, the edges can be processed with sandpaper nulevkoy.
- After processing the seams are covered with white glue and the ceiling is left for the final drying.At this time, you can stick baguettes.
- When the glue is completely dry, you can prime the surface with primer and paint with special paint.
- better paint applied in several layers with drying of each layer.
detailed examination of such work as the installation of fabric suspended ceilings shooting video or just pictures, allow fully master all the operations of its installation.
If you have a question about fixing chandeliers or other lighting fixtures, in this case, everything is handled the same way as any other stretch ceiling.
Having considered the matter, it becomes clear that arrange fabric ceilings with their own hands the power of almost everyone, most importantly the desire and the accuracy of the work.
When the ceiling is ready, it will be possible to think about how to decorate the ceiling of the volume with his hands.
Good luck in your work.