Covering furniture with veneers
HOW TO COVER FURNITURE WITH SELF-ADHESIVE FOIL.
Man is designed like this, that he must periodically change the styling of the rooms. If finances allow, this can be done by purchasing new furniture. But if the family budget does not allow such expenses, just change the look of your old furniture set with a self-adhesive foil.
What kind of self-adhesive film to choose for furniture
To give the furniture an unforgettable look, you need to choose the right self-adhesive decorative film. Modern industry offers various options for this material. From cheap polypropylene and polyethylene models to practical PVC coatings.
In addition to the material, which is the basis of the foil for furniture, pay attention to the presence of a protective layer. In the kitchen, this layer is important to protect against high temperatures and high humidity. If the adhesive foil is used to cover children's wardrobes and the table, this is where the protective layer plays an important role.
If direct sunlight is falling on the furniture, stick it on the backing from the layer – protecting against UV light. Today you can buy transparent models of foil with this layer.
The presence of a protective layer increases the cost of this material. But it is impossible without him. If you are going to use foil in the bathroom, make sure, that it has a high degree of resistance to moisture.
Wrapping furniture located near heaters, furnace and other similar devices are made with the help of a self-adhesive film based on a thermally stable polymer.
The decorative layer may have a stone pattern, ceramics, fabric and wood. Furniture with appropriate "wooden" cladding or marbled materials. Recently popular wallpapers.
In addition to the furniture, old door, glass, and even the walls are suitable for sticking such material. Surfaces covered in this way can be easily cleaned.
How to cover furniture with self-adhesive foil
One of the advantages of foil wrapping is the ability to work with it yourself. You don't have to look for specialists and pay for the service. You can easily cope with this task yourself.
The most important stage of wrapping furniture is the initial preparation of its surface.
- Check the furniture for defects, remove dirt, a loose coat of paint or varnish, protruding pieces of glue, etc.. Use sandpaper.
2. After smoothing – the surface can be primed and wait, until it dries.
3. Some DIY enthusiasts advise to pre-coat the wrapping area with varnished ones. But if you choose high-quality adhesive film,it is not necessary.
After cleaning the surface of contamination, it should be degreased. Thanks to this procedure, it is possible to avoid wrinkles when pasting.
After the surface is prepared, start cutting the material. Sheets should be cut with a margin. This makes it easier to stick them to the surface. If you need to consider the pattern, a margin is required 2-3 cm. Without it, precise image alignment is impossible. Excess pieces are carefully cut off after pasting the furniture.
gluing the Self-Adhesive foil is not difficult.
- Cut a piece off the roll and separate the paper from the top. The paper should not be completely separated, ale o 5 – 7 cm.
2. Stick the sheet to the surface with the adhesive side and smooth the contact surface.
3.Now pull out the paper slowly. Remove it completely. The foil adheres evenly and gently to the surface.
If we have not been able to eliminate the bubbles, they can be easily removed, piercing the foil with a thin needle. After gluing, the puncture site will not be visible.
Veneering smooth surfaces will not cause problems for these, who will encounter such work for the first time. There may be a problem when pasting corners. And here you can use a trick.
It also causes difficulties for the person, which uses self-adhesive foil for the first time, by selecting two sheets of fabric. In order not to create a gap, sheets should be glued like this, so that the next sheet overlaps the previous st 1,5 cm, and then, along the entire length, we put a ruler on the central part of the fabric. And on it, using a sharp knife, make an incision.
Lighting is important when working with foil wrapping on furniture. If that's not enough, small flaws are easy to miss. They will be visible against the general background or in bright light.
How to remove adhesive film from furniture
Sometimes it becomes a problem to remove old veneers from furniture. If the material quality is good, peeling off will not be difficult. But if you are unlucky and it is very difficult, heat the surface. Use the same hair dryer.
Self-adhesive foil is an inexpensive modern material, which will help update the appearance of furniture and protect it from moisture and ultraviolet radiation. It is not difficult to do it yourself. The main thing, to do everything carefully and follow the tips in this article.