Measuring, cutting and gluing: what you have to consider
Basically, working with the strips and profiles made of hard foam is very easy. In particular, of course, if you take the opportunity to pre-cut the corners or mitres already fit. In this case, the slightly more demanding miter cuts are eliminated, which can make work much easier for newcomers. If you have any further questions, please use our contact form or, of course, we will gladly help you on the phone at +43 676 5702585.
In addition, when measuring you should make sure that there will always be a certain amount of waste for the profiles to be attached, so a bar in addition can not do any harm.
Of course, cropping is the hardest part of the job. This is all the more true if miter cuts also have to be made. Here you should definitely resort to a miter box or a Winkelschmiege that make the sawing or cutting the required angle cuts with a fine-toothed metal saw significantly easier.
Before the appropriately cut strips and profiles are glued to the wall or ceiling, the position and fit should be checked again. This is the only way to avoid mistakes - and mistakes mean that, in the worst case scenario, the job in question must be re-tailored.
When attaching and gluing , it's not just about the right glue, we recommend the stucco glue "ADEFIX", but the required amount should be generously calculated in advance. Generous because it is better to have some stucco glue left behind than to run out in the middle of or just before the end of the work. Nothing is more annoying than having to stop in the middle of the workflow. Here are the ready to use filled cartridges "ADEFIX" the best solution. This is not only easy to use with a cartridge press, you can also dose the amount of stucco adhesive very finely and individually.
Moldings and profiles made of hard foam or polystyrene moldings?
The advantage of Styrofoam is above all the unbeatable price . The mounting accessories once outside, one comes in normal rooms even with smaller amounts of euros to corresponding Styrofoam strips. On the other hand, such a low-cost construction material but also has its quirks or disadvantages. Styrofoam is therefore susceptible to weathering, flammable, crumbles and crumbles easily when cutting and is generally more susceptible to damage in its porous materiality.
Profiles and strips from rigid foam are more expensive, but they have a very fine-pored surface , are moisture-resistant and hardly inflammable. Due to their material, they are resistant and can be processed better, giving you clean, smooth cut edges and allowing you to enjoy your invested work for a long time.
Choose the right stucco moldings and light profiles
Tastes are known to be different, so the final selection of the stucco strip is very important and absolutely individual. Take your time and take a look at the different solutions, ideas and options before making a decision. A rule of thumb is that in modern apartments often furnished according to the current Bauhaus trend, linear strips without ornamentation often look better, while in classic old buildings the more playful type of stucco and light profiles is the right choice can be.
In our online shop, you will find a first-class, well-stocked selection - for example, for the indirect lighting of the ceiling which creates a very special atmosphere in every room. Just browse!