How to glue a stretch ceiling and how to use an adhesive
At the moment, few people can use stretch ceilings surprise. Unfortunately, this is a very fragile material and can be easily damaged. The most popular reasons for tearing a stretch ceiling are moving pieces of furniture, changing curtains or curtains, opening champagne (when the cork flies into the ceiling surface) and the rest. A quite natural question immediately appears - how to fix the situation when the ceiling is damaged and how to glue stretch ceilings? (video will help you).
First, you need to determine the scale of the flaws and their nature.
Next, you need to determine how you can fix the current situation. A standard repair kit looks like this:
- Scissors (both simple and stationery will do).
- Needle with nylon thread.
- Special tape for glass surfaces.
- Adhesive composition for painting work, and if it is not at hand, the usual super-glue will do.
There are several types of adhesive that can be used for repair work on stretch ceilings. It is required to approach it extremely responsibly, because the repair result will depend on the quality of this substance. I quite often use a universal adhesive to connect different types of materials.
A special adhesive composition is used only for some types of textures and wallpapers. Manufacturing companies produce three types of adhesives - light (they are required in order to glue light materials), medium (they can be used to glue fabric or acrylic wallpaper), and heavy (used to glue non-woven and vinyl wallpapers).
Try to use a transparent adhesive. This helps you to visually hide repairs and ceiling defects. At the initial installation stage, the adhesive will be required for the stretch ceiling.
It is required to prepare in advance and fix the plastic overlays in order to tighten the canvas. It needs to be filled directly into the profile. Do not forget that it is important to take it yourself for repair work only if the hole is less than 10 cm. If the hole is larger, use the services of professionals. If the hole is small, you can use plain white tape.
This option for easy repair may be suitable if the hole is not more than 2 cm, since otherwise it is fraught with the fact that the edges will still begin to diverge in the future and the hole will become much larger.
First of all, it is required to make a patch from the same material as stretch ceilings. The size of the patch should be slightly larger than the hole itself. Next, you need to apply an adhesive layer to the patch and press it against the hole in the ceiling surface. It should be remembered that you do not need to press in the patch, since the excess adhesive will begin to show through and will be noticeable to others.
Smooth the patched area gently. If you do not have the material you need, you can try to choose a canvas that will match your ceiling in shade. First, you need to carefully clean the place for gluing the adhesive tape from accumulated dirt and dust. So, cut a small piece of duct tape and stick it over the hole. If the hole is large, use a canvas.
Apply a piece of material to the hole and glue it as best as possible with tape.
If an adhesive composition is selected for repair work, you must carefully study the instructions for it. Stick to it, and in this case, your patch will be securely attached to the surface of the tension type ceiling. If you have the opportunity (in terms of interior design), you can stick the patch in the form of an unusual applique or turn on your imagination and create a mosaic. But the most correct solution in this case would be to turn to professionals who carry out repair work and seal the hole in the stretch ceiling without any problems.
If the ceiling is not obtained with improvised simple means, it is required to fully replace the material. So, you know what kind of glue to use for a stretch ceiling, so consider the rest of the gluing methods. You can make fake ventilation - glue a small plastic grill on the place where the hole appears. Those who do not know the real reason for the formation of such a ventilation grill, we will assume that it should be so.
There is another advantageous option for sealing a hole in a stretch ceiling - this is the installation of the main or additional lighting scenario.
If you do not need additional lighting, you can make a decoration - for this you need to hang a plafond or a lamp in the place where the hole appeared. The installation of the decoration may be appropriate if the electrical wiring is not provided in such a place. If you decide that you need a real chandelier that will illuminate everything, you should remember that you need to hang it on a special hook that will be attached to the main ceiling. That is, if you do not have a hook, and new wiring has not yet been made, you will need to disassemble the ceiling again, hang the chandelier and reinstall the stretch canvas. In this case, it will be cheaper to replace the torn ceiling with a new one.
If a hole appears at the seam, then you need to contact the specialists who performed the installation of the stretch ceiling.In the future, this will be much cheaper for you in material terms than trying to fix the error on your own, because after that you still need to call the installers.
To prevent damage to the stretch fabric, you need to remember what the main actions can lead to the formation of holes :
- Installation of curtain rods - if the installation of curtain rods is inaccurate, then there is a possibility that tears may form on the surface of the material for stretching. To minimize their formation, a small fabric cushion is required between the sharpest edges of the cornice and the ceiling. This will make it possible to protect the material from the formation of possible holes and unnecessary holes.
- Children's pranks - quite often children love to throw various objects to the ceiling. Some of them are ways to have sharp edges or corners, which will lead to unnecessary holes in the ceiling.
- Champagne - inability to open a bottle of sparkling wine or the wrong tilt of the bottle, and the cork can bounce upward from the bottle with great force and tear the tension cloth.
- For installation-related work, it is not necessary to tighten the blade too much. In the future, this will contribute to the divergence of the material precisely along the seam line.
- It is imperative to fix all profiles and structures on which the canvas will be stretched. Otherwise, in the future, they can begin to move away from the wall, and so you can get a torn canvas.
- When installing luminaires, do not forget that you need to select the required power. From lamps that have high power, a thin sheet can simply melt. This rule will apply not only to built-in models, but also to pendant lamps.
The simplest in terms of repairing damage are those that are near the edge of the canvas. Stretch ceiling adhesive comes in handy. The work algorithm in this case will be as follows:
Tighten it with a spatula and thread the harpoon into the profile.
Such actions for repair work are suitable if the hole in the stretch ceiling, for example, from the Cosmofen company, is not the largest.If the extra hole is located near the lighting or far from the ceiling perimeter, the situation will become more complicated and professional help will be required.
The most popular options for the appearance of unnecessary holes in the stretch ceiling are improper operation, the use of poor quality materials, as well as illiterate installation.
To minimize flaws, it is required to comply with the rules for the installation and operation of tension type canvases:
The most popular causes of rupture, which do not occur due to mechanical stress, are the deformation of the working surface, which appears due to improper profile fastening and its lagging from the wall surface. This can only happen due to incorrect installation.
Do not forget about the fact that it is better to eliminate the defects that have appeared as soon as you notice them. This will make it possible to correct the situation quickly and without tangible consequences.
To learn how to remove cuts on a stretch ceiling, see the video.
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