In addition to the protective function, the entrance door serves as a decoration and addition to the interior of the house. Even an old door can be transformed with new upholstery such as dermantine. It's easy enough to do it yourself, and the material is quite affordable.
And how to upholster the door with dermantine with your own hands is described in this article.
Dermantin is translated as imitation of the skin. At the heart of this material is a nitrocellulose-coated cotton fabric. Today it is the most common material for upholstery, which has the following advantages.
The ability to maintain its presentability for more than ten years;
The following materials will be required:
If you need reinforced heat and sound insulation, then use a heat-insulating material - izolon, which has higher characteristics than foam rubber.
After preparation, start finishing. The old upholstery, handles, lock are removed first. The door is cleaned and degreased.
Removing the door from the hinges is optional, however, it will make the siding easier.
Important: When trimming, it is important to take into account the direction of opening of the door. This is required to determine the number of rollers required. So, if the opening is made to the outside, then you will need 4 rollers on each side, and if inside, then 3 is enough. Roller serves for better insulation of the opening.
For each roller you will need a dermantine strip 10 to 15 cm wide and a piece of padding polyester. On one side, the strip is fixed along the side of the door, its front side to the bottom. Then the synthetic winterizer is rolled into a roller and wrapped using the second end of the dermantin.
It is not uncommon for situations to arise when, during long-term roll storage of dermantine, it becomes washed and becomes impossible to work with.
It can be smoothed in several ways:
Note: Dermantine cannot be ironed from the front side, since there is a possibility of burning it.
After they take a piece of dermantine, it is tucked by 5 centimeters around the edges and superimposed on one corner, slightly going over the roller. Dermantin is nailed with decorative nails, for which an indent from the edges is made by 5-7 millimeters.
Important: Here you must not overdo it with the constriction of the material, otherwise there will be folds. To fix this, you will need to pull out the nails, which will naturally damage the material.
Note: If the lower roller is too close to the threshold, it may wear off after a time.
The main thing to consider is that the location of the rollers on the hinged side should be flush, and five millimeters should be retreated from the upper and opposite edges.
Important: If the roller is very large, it will be difficult to close the door. And if it is too small, then it will not be able to properly seal the opening.
The door is coated with glue along the entire perimeter.
Then foam rubber is glued to it, which is then cut along a metal sheet with the help of a clerical knife.
Next, glue is applied to the upper end of the door leaf and dermantin is glued. Then the material is glued from the hinge side, then from the side of the lock with a pull. When gluing the left side, you need to drive off excess material. It remains to glue the bottom edge and you're done.
At the end, the excess is cut off in the corners and a lock, handles and a peephole are installed.
The leatherette surface can be decorated. Various patterns are made with decorative nails and cords. Patterns are made on the upholstery with dotted punching. A rhombus is considered a frequent pattern.
The iron door is decorated before the upholstery, for which the upholstery material together with the lining are connected using special buttons. Today in stores there are special kits for decorating the door surface. The final stage is the hardware arrangement.
It is easiest to decorate on a wooden surface, but if there is a dense substrate, it will be easy to work on an iron one. For this, nails or buttons are fixed with a dense thread from the back side to the direct door trim, thereby connecting the foam rubber sheets with dermantin.
When the dermantine door upholstery has lost its attractiveness over time, but does not have significant abrasions, then it is not necessary to change it completely, you can simply paint with a special paint. This is a completely affordable and inexpensive method with which your door will take on a new look.
For this, acrylic paints can be used, which can be used on any surface, also on dermantine. You can use paint for leather that does not fade or crumble over time.
Paint kits are available on the market to help you find the right color for you.
This is achieved by mixing different shades.
For painting, the surface must first be prepared, namely cleaned of dust and degreased. Then the desired color is prepared. The paint can be applied with a brush or foam sponge in several layers with an interval of 20 minutes.
With the help of dermantine, you can easily update the look of any door with your own hands.
Sheathing can be performed not only on the front door, but also on the interior doors. This will help save the family budget, and if all the recommendations are followed correctly, your door will look no worse than the purchased option.
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