How To Cut Polyurethane Skirting Board
Installation of polyurethane skirting boards
Next, we will consider how to fix a polyurethane floor skirting board. It is also usually mounted on special glue. You should start gluing decorative skirting boards from the corner of the room. The work is carried out in several stages:
- The preparation of the surface of the walls and floor for the plinth is in progress. They must be thoroughly cleaned and degreased;
- The plank is coated with glue on the back. There are special grooves (shelves) here. The composition must be applied precisely to them, as well as to the ends;
The adhesive is applied from the back
- The plinth is firmly pressed against the wall and held for several minutes. You can push it against the wall with something heavy;
- The joints between the planks are treated with acrylic sealant.
Tip: In places where the walls are uneven, the polyurethane skirting board may slightly detach. In order for it to stick evenly over the entire surface, you just need to nail it down with nails not all the way. Once the glue has set, they can be pulled out. It is worth grabbing the planks with nails and at the corners.
Wide polyurethane skirting board looks very impressive in the interior. They glue it using the same technology. However, since it can give quite a significant shrinkage, the joints between such high planks sometimes diverge after a while. In this case, you should wait until the gap increases, that is, the skirting board shrinks completely. After that, the old glue will need to be removed. Further, the dispersed seam is filled with glue for joints using a syringe. Since it forms a foam, care should be taken to ensure that it does not reach the surface by about 2mm during application.
The wide polyurethane floor plinth looks very impressive, but is somewhat difficult to install
The polyurethane skirting board can also be mechanically mounted on self-tapping screws. The process below is presented step by step:
Decorative polyurethane skirting board for floor and ceiling
Polyurethane foam skirting boards can be used for both floor and ceiling decoration. Planks made from this material are great for the design of almost any interior.
What are the advantages of such a decor, and what disadvantages does it have? Is it worth decorating an apartment with a polyurethane skirting board? And if it is, then what are the features of installing it on the floor and on the ceiling?
Let’s look at all this in more detail. First, let’s see what characteristics such strips have.
Choosing an adhesive for planks
To install elements made of polyurethane, you can use "Moment Montage" super strong glue or any other similar liquid nails. Also, sometimes the planks are attached with glue designed for tiles. However, the best solution would be a special adhesive for polyurethane skirting boards. At the same time, for a city apartment, you need to choose an option designed for gluing strips of this material to concrete.
Polyurethane elements are glued onto special glue
To glue the ends between the planks, use a special joint glue. After its application, a melting effect occurs. As a result, when the elements shrink, the joints do not diverge in the future.
Sometimes polyurethane skirting boards are mechanically attached to the ceiling and walls. In this case, the corner elements are mounted first. Further on the wall with self-tapping screws with a step of 30-50 cm is installed the mounting plate, which comes with the kit. At the final stage, the skirting board simply snaps onto the plank elements.
Polyurethane skirting boards can be installed on special strips
Installation of polyurethane ceiling skirting boards
Now let’s see what technology is used to mount polyurethane skirting boards on the ceiling. Their installation is carried out in several stages.
Without the use of special elements in the corners, the polyurethane ceiling plinth is fixed by first cutting off the ends of the planks at an angle of 45g. For this, a miter box is used. In both cases (when installing on glue and on self-tapping screws), the ends of the two corner strips must be glued. This is best done before installing the plinth in place. In this case, it is worth using glue designed for the joints of polyurethane strips. It holds very well, and therefore the corner of the two planks will not fall apart. How to cut the planks? Most often, an ordinary clerical knife is used for this.
Cut polyurethane skirting board using a miter box
How to cut a PVC skirting board
When cutting plastic skirting boards, we recommend using a metal hacksaw. The thinnest and sharpest blade gives the most accurate cut. No chipping or chipping.
The second popular tool for cutting PVC skirting boards. Stationery knife. They also usually cut foam baguettes. Well, if speed is more important than edge quality, you can arm yourself with an angle grinder.
How to trim a baguette with miter box
The tool allows you to maintain the desired angle when cutting the skirting board. As a rule, they are designed for angles of 450 and 900, sometimes 600. serious tools are equipped with a rotary mechanism for adjusting non-standard angles.
How to cut foam with a string
The cold wire cutting method is simple to perform and requires nothing but the string itself and the foam. It is also suitable for cutting PPS ceiling plinth.
Stretch the steel string and perform movements similar to cutting with a two-handed saw. The foam will heat up from friction, and the string will go through it like clockwork.
How to trim a baguette without a miter box
Instead of a miter box, you can arm yourself with a pencil and. A ceiling! Marking in place allows you to join the plinth in corners of any size. Smooth straight lines or with flaws.
- Cut the planks that will be adjacent at an angle of 900;
- Rest one of them with its butt against the wall and draw a fishing line along the contour of the baguette;
- Rest the striker against the perpendicular wall and also outline one side of it;
- Point of intersection of lines. Control, according to which you will need to make a cut;
- Attach each of the cornices again to their place and transfer the control point to them;
- Draw a line from the control point to the top of another corner of the plank, cut along it.
The skirting boards can now be joined at the desired location. We have described how to cut baguettes without a miter box in the inner corners. In a similar way, you can outline the necessary points for external.
How to cut corners of baguettes correctly?
The beautiful joints of the skirting boards are obtained not only due to their plastering. The quality of the panel cuts also contributes to the result. Today we are talking about how to properly cut a baguette, what tool is needed for this, and what you can do without.
How to cut styrofoam with a soldering iron
You will need a soldering iron, screwdriver, pliers and copper wire.
Remove the working tip. Use a pair of pliers to bend the wire in half and measure on it a length equal to the length of the tip. Bend the excess ends. Leave about 1/3 of the length of the working tip, and “bite off” the rest with pliers. Insert the improvised copper "tip" with the thicker side into the soldering iron.
Secure with a screwdriver and plug in the tool. The heated copper wire literally floats on the foam in the direction you need. You can pre-apply the cutting line of the cut to the material.
Polyurethane skirting boards. How and how to properly cut a polyurethane ceiling plinth
Ceiling foam skirting boards are much cheaper than polyurethane ceiling skirting boards or wooden skirting boards. Due to its structure, the foam ceiling plinth can be bent and glued to ordinary glue, it is easier to cut, and it can be painted in different colors, but this material has its drawback, it crumbles when cutting and, as you know, foam is a static material, which clings to dust and crumbs, carrying out the installation of a foam ceiling plinth, you run the risk of often wiping the plinth with a damp cloth. The polyurethane ceiling plinth is widespread among buyers, but this is not the whole range of decor, there are special sockets that decorate the ceiling and cover the wires sticking out of the chandelier or lamp. Many even use polyurethane skirting boards as a ceiling decor, they can decorate the entire ceiling, which, after finishing the decoration, the ceiling will look like some kind of fine art, the architectural creation will rise above the floor and will remind of the delicate character of the owner, so you can use polyurethane skirting boards in a non-standard and effective way. It is only worth remembering that if polyurethane skirting boards are bought wide, then they will not fit the ceiling decor, only narrow and it is desirable that polyurethane skirting boards are patterned to brighten up the ceiling.
There are several types of skirting board materials
- Wood ceiling plinth Gypsum ceiling plinth Polyurethane ceiling plinth Foam ceiling plinth PVC ceiling plinth
Choosing a ceiling plinth, you should be aware that there are a number of varieties of shapes and textures of this decorated product. Based on the height of the ceiling, the polyurethane skirting board makes it possible to make the ceiling slightly lower or vice versa higher, the polyurethane ceiling skirting board completes the interior image and is in perfect harmony with any wallpaper, dark and light with a pattern and ordinary monotonous. In order to understand how to choose a polyurethane ceiling plinth, you need to know what the material itself is
How to install polyurethane ceiling skirting boards. Required tools
- Tape measure Miter box Hacksaw Simple pencil
To calculate the required number of skirting boards, take a tape measure and measure the distance from wall to wall, corners and circumferences if any. After measuring, divide the result by the length of the ceiling plinth, what will be obtained after the calculation will be the amount of the ceiling plinth. Always take 10% of the stock, so that in case of an error or unsuccessful cutting, you have more polyurethane skirting boards than you need. Now the fun begins, cutting, we cut the ceiling plinth with a miter box, what it is was described above, but if you still forgot, then I remind you. The miter box is a small plastic box with angled slots for the material. So, without departing from the meaning of cutting the polyurethane ceiling plinth, we will continue. First attach the polyurethane ceiling skirting board to the wall and mark the markings with a pencil, attach the next one and also mark the mowing line. Now we need to figure out how to make the corner of the plinth so that it merges with the second part, for this we need a miter box. Take one polyurethane ceiling molding and place it on the miter box as shown in the picture below. It is necessary to cut the polyurethane ceiling skirting board at an angle of 45 degrees, as shown in the photo.
Do-it-yourself installation of ceiling skirting boards should be carried out with special glue for ceiling skirting boards, after the polyurethane ceiling skirting board is cut, apply on the back side the glue for ceiling skirting boards along the entire length of the fillet and along the marked lines on the wall and ceiling, apply the first polyurethane ceiling skirting board, then also with a second skirting board and so on. During installation, the joints of the ceiling skirting boards are obtained in such cases, experts advise covering the polyurethane skirting boards with putty, only carefully so that after drying there are no irregularities and lubrication, when the putty dries, the polyurethane skirting boards can be wiped with fine sandpaper. In fact, everything is simple, the question of how to glue, cut, measure and carry out installation will disappear by itself.
for ceiling plinths
- Polyurethane ceiling skirting board. from 330 rubles. Up to 2300 rubles. PVC ceiling plinth. from 20 rubles. Up to 80 rubles. Ceiling foam plinth. from 30 rubles. Up to 160 rubles. Wooden ceiling plinth. from 100 rubles. Up to 800 rubles. Plaster ceiling plinths. from 250 rubles. Up to 500 rubles.
As you can see, the for polyurethane skirting boards and other materials differ, but are quite acceptable for any buyer. There is a wide variety of decor elements, this is a decorative column and polyurethane floor plinth, and wall decorations, thanks to the decoration, the apartment is transformed and the mood comes again.
What paint can be used
What paint can be used to paint polyurethane skirting boards? One that does not contain solvents. And these are water dispersions. By definition, these are polymer particles dissolved in water. After the water dries, a film of these polymers remains on the surface. There are several types of such paints. Water emulsion is only one of the possible options. There are also the following:
- Acrylic paints. Compatible with almost any surface, perfectly tinted. Painted surfaces can be wiped off and sometimes even with damp rags, but you should not make excessive efforts. the paint layer will simply be erased. The good news is that skirting boards can be tinted with paint residues. Acrylic paint is fade resistant so no difference should be seen.
Water-based paint is the most common material for painting not only walls, but also skirting boards
You can also spray paint. This option is for models with an ornament. They need to be painted over well, but it is not so easy to do with a brush. Unless you take a thin artistic one and go through the ornament, and then paint over the entire surface with a wider brush or roller.
To prime or not?
In general, water-based paints work well on polystyrene and polyurethane, but it is better to try a specific paint. If "not taken", rolls down, lays down in spots, it is better to cover with an adhesive primer. Take the composition for the selected type of paint. Read the description carefully: which surfaces can be applied. Styrofoam and polyurethane are rarely indicated, but if plastic is mentioned, the composition will work. Then everything is simple: the baseboards are primed with a thin layer with a brush before installation and wait for drying. Then they follow the chosen scenario. either installation, and then painting, or painting-installation-painting.
Painting primed duropolymer skirting boards is easy
Duropolymer can be primed or unprimed. If you bought an unprimed one, then the paint usually lays down poorly. Primers for common materials, by the way, too. Automotive plastic primers work well. It is better to take them not in a spray can, but in a jar and apply with a thin layer with a brush. The primer itself "clings" well, after it dries, the paint also lies flat.
When is it better to paint polyurethane floor skirting boards
According to the technology, the skirting boards are installed after the finishing of the walls is completed, the flooring is laid and the facing of the doorways is installed. This is what they usually do. But when to paint a polyurethane skirting board (before or after installation) is a question. Indeed, during the installation process, you will putty joints, gaps between the wall and the baseboard. Then the putty is sanded so that the joint is invisible, then everything is painted. So it is more logical to paint after installation and putty.
But if you will install models with an ornament, it makes sense to paint everything at least once before installation. As already mentioned, just a brush is too uncomfortable. And also at the floor level. in general, a lot of difficulties. So we paint a plastic, duropolymer or polyurethane skirting board with an ornament for a start on a horizontal surface.
Painting of polyurethane and foam skirting boards
New materials are gradually replacing traditional and familiar ones. But to work with new ones, new knowledge is needed. At random, a decent result is not always obtained. Before painting a skirting board made of polystyrene, polyurethane or duropolymer, you should find out which paints are compatible with them, how and when it is better to apply it.
Polyfoam, polyurethane, duropolymer. all these are materials for the manufacture of ceiling and floor skirting boards. The cheapest, but also the most unreliable is polystyrene. Unreliable in the sense that it does not hold static and shock loads poorly. It also has a loose surface, on which the "balls" of which it consists are visible. The color is not perfectly white, with a grayish or yellowish tint. So they always paint it, even if they are planning a white baseboard.
Painting of polyurethane skirting boards: you choose the style yourself, but the technology changes little
Two other materials, polyurethane and duropolymer, are much more expensive, but also much denser and stronger. Their color is white, but it is still recommended to paint them, because under the influence of sunlight, the original color changes for the worse. And the seams under the paint are less noticeable, and without them nowhere. Duropolymer is a new material and is still not widely used, therefore polyurethane is more often used. And further we will talk about this material, although everything that has been said can be applied to other types.
How many layers of paint
How many layers of paint do you need when painting polyurethane or duropolymer skirting boards? In general, it depends on the color in which you will paint, and also on the paint. Look exactly in the description for the paint. There is both the dwell time between coats and the recommended number of coats.
We paint in several thin layers
In general, if you want to make white skirting boards, then it is enough to apply one or two layers to the white material. Three or more passes may be required to obtain a dark color. But let’s say right away that taking "more" paint is not an option. There will be puddles and streaks, stripes. They will need to be removed with emery and painted again. So it is better to apply many thin layers.
When using a brush, it is best to apply layers in different directions. The first is along the plinth, the second is at an angle or across, the third is again along. So there will be a more uniformly painted surface without "gaps" of the base and bald spots.
How and what to paint a baseboard made of polystyrene, polyurethane
We have already said about paints, about how to paint over ornaments too. It remains to explain how you can paint even skirting boards. Models of medium width are more convenient with a 3-4 cm brush; for wider models, you can take wider brushes. But the thin one will be needed in order to paint over the floor and walls along the mowing line. How to paint a foam baseboard, except for a brush? Small paint rollers can also be used. Most often they are used from foam rubber, but with some types of paints, they can leave a rough surface. "Hairy" ones with a small to medium bristle are also suitable. The length of the pile is selected depending on the presence of a relief on the plinth. If the relief is deep, a longer pile is needed. up to 10 mm, for small grooves. 7-8 is quite enough.
Next is the question: how to paint and not stain the floor and walls. On the floor, slipping it under the edge of the plinth, we attach a wide masking tape. You can also glue it on the walls, but just test it first. Some types (cheaper, although not a fact) come off along with pieces of paint or wallpaper. So it is better to first test your masking tape where it will not be visible and you can tint "if that".
How to touch up walls and avoid staining the baseboard
A little about how to glue the masking tape on the wall so that it fits tightly, leaving no room for paint to flow. In this case, you can help yourself with a small spatula. For polyurethane and duropolymer, it is safer not a metal spatula, but a plastic one. Or an old plastic card. She press the tape to the upper edge of the plinth, and then wrap it on the wall and lightly smooth it with your palm.
How to paint polyurethane and duropolymer skirting boards correctly
On the floor on top of the masking tape, it is better to lay paper still. wallpaper scraps, a sheet of cardboard packaging. Few people know how to work so that there is enough protection on the floor of a few centimeters. Half a meter at least, and preferably a meter or so. This protection is more reliable. The sheet can be moved as you go.
How to paint a polystyrene baseboard (tools) figured out. Next, we work as usual when painting. First, stir the paint, if there is a paint tray, pour it into it. No. you can also from the can, but put paper or cardboard under the can too. Next, we dip a brush into the paint, squeeze it to a semi-dry state and rub the remaining paint. We remind you once again. it is better to apply several thin layers. So the result will be much better. Especially if you paint skirting boards with your own hands for the first time.
A wide variety of shapes
Polyurethane is able to take on different shapes and change outlines, so if you need non-standard skirting boards, then this material is best suited.
Flexible type of skirting boards
No special skills or tools are required to install polyurethane skirting boards. Anyone who has not previously encountered repair work can cope with this task. Even the installation of flexible products will not take much time.
Easy installation of polyurethane skirting boards
Possibility of painting the product
If desired, polyurethane skirting boards can be painted in any color to match the product with the interior of the room. This greatly facilitates the process of choosing a skirting board, because in the end it can simply be repainted.
Color variety of polyurethane skirting boards
Even after several decades of operation, polyurethane skirting boards will retain their previous appearance, because such elements are not exposed to the negative effects of fungi, mold and high humidity. The skirting boards can be installed in the bathroom or shower without fear that the appearance of the products may deteriorate. In addition, polyurethane does not absorb various odors, such as natural wood, therefore it is often used for kitchen decoration.
Polyurethane skirting board retains its original appearance for 20-30 years
Polyurethane skirting boards: types, photos of designs for ceiling and floor skirting boards, a step-by-step installation process
Polyurethane is a polymer material that is lightweight and flexible. It is used in various fields, for example, in the manufacture of sealants or adhesives, as well as for renovation of premises. One of the most popular examples is polyurethane skirting boards. a harmless product that transforms your home. Of course, skirting boards are made from different materials, for example, from foam, wood or plastic. But skirting boards made of polyurethane have a number of advantages. What is a polyurethane skirting board, types of products and how they are installed. all this will be discussed in this article.
Floor polyurethane skirting board
Advantages of polyurethane products
Polyurethane flooring parts are in many ways superior to their counterparts made from MDF, wood or other materials. Let’s consider the main advantages.
About the types of floor skirting boards