Architects have been dedicated to using and disseminating moldings as one of the fundamental elements of classical design. These are nothing more than the expanded parts of the uniform profile that serve to adorn, reinforce or facilitate the works of carpentry, architecture and constructive works in general. Its function obeys an ornamental need: get the objects and buildings stand out against their surroundings. Do you want your house to have its own personality and highlight its Decorative Plaster Mouldings qualities? Below we give you the necessary steps to achieve it.
Types of frames
Manufacturers have many mouldings of all kinds and sizes, and whose uses are also very large. These pieces give to the different rooms an aesthetic air similar to the traditional rooms and, at the same time that act like auction or added, serve to fine tune the volumes too rigid.
The most representative used in DIY and carpentry are: round or bar, cake, cornice, ribbon or square, table, stained glass, jamb, corner, skirting board, pilaster, collar and half cane.
Decorative Plaster Mouldings
With this name is called the set of mouldings that form the top of a building, room, stand, furniture, etc. They get a proper harmony between wall and ceiling, which brings a sense of extraordinary finish. Acquires great importance that materials consist, highlighting two: gypsum and synthetic, for example, polyurethane.
It is recommended that non-professionals in the sector use, the latter is less complicated than the plaster and does not require the use of specific tools for installation or manipulation.
Finally, we highlight the mouldings prefabricated concrete solving the construction of these ornamental elements at a lower cost than those made manually on the site. Once placed, they do not need maintenance. Its features are:
- Color: are produced in white and beige.
Being a self-supporting piece is placed on a brick or block factory. Its ‘U’ shape allows it to be used as a reinforcement, with the advantages of saving, time and material.
Complimentary two models have interior and exterior parts angle as well as the end piece.
Many inequalities exist between gypsum and synthetics. The polyurethane, plastic material, is lighter and more resistant than the plaster and its installation is fast and simple, at the same time that it cleans and does not require so many revisions. Still, for tastes are the colors and many are inclined to use the plaster, especially those of classic trends.
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Plaster Cornice & Mouldings Installation
In order to carry out the placement of the cornices we have to take into account the two options that we have, as we know, plaster and polyurethane. Once decanted by one of them, the process begins. The implementation of these decorative elements is simple, just enough to have the right tools and be systematic at work.
The tools we need are:
- Two easels, preferably metal, plus one or two boards work to place them on easels. If we do not have them, we can use a ladder.
- Strips made of plaster or polyurethane.
- Cement glue for plaster and special fixing paste for polyurethane (in the case of the plaster buy a bucket to prepare the tail).
- A spatula.
- A tracer boot.
- A miter box.
First, we must decide how we want to place the Plaster Cornice because it can be separated from the wall, which will only be held by the roof, or will be held by the wall and ceiling. Regardless of this, we must mark the distance to which it will be placed, drawing a horizontal line that will guide us with the tracer boot. We have to point out the entire perimeter of the room.
To begin with the installation proper cut one of the corners of the cornice with the box of ingletar. Once placed, proceed to the straight parts, applying the glue above the cornice, either with silicone tube, or paste, with a spatula. We pressed it to its location and pressed a few seconds on the wall. With what is left of pasta and a spatula, we fill in the remaining imperfections.
Remember that if the Decorative Plaster Mouldings Cornice is, we need to grate previously with a screwdriver the surface where it will be installed to prevent sticking to the paint rather than the plaster wall and do not take chances to discard. To finish, fill the imperfections with the same paste, removing the excess with a damp sponge and if necessary, sand it. Then we only have to paint, always remembering that with polyurethane we cannot use paints that contain solvents, as they attack the molding until it ends up destroying it.
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