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Laying fiberglass

If fiberglass coatings can mask small irregularities, however, it is necessary to prepare the support before putting them on. Once any nails and hooks have been removed, the wall primed and dusted, you can start laying the liner, preferably starting from the wall opposite the entrance to the room to make the fittings less visible.

Necessary material

  • Gluing table
  • Meter or laser range finder
  • Grease pencil
  • square
  • Rule of upholsterer
  • Scissors
  • Plumb-line
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Roller
  • Stainer (plastic squeegee)
  • Cutter
  • Sponge
  • Protective gloves
  • Glue
  • Bucket

Steps

  1. Cut the strips
  2. Draw and paste
  3. Ask the first
  4. Lay the following strips
  5. Posing over a door

Cut the strips

Take measures to define the length of the strips

Take measures to define the length of the strips

1. Measure the ceiling height with a meter or laser rangefinder to set the length of the strips. Deduce plinths and possible cornices.

Unfolding of the fiberglass on the glue board

Unfolding of the fiberglass on the glue board

2. Unwrap the fiberglass on a glue board. It is best to wear gloves to protect your hands. Draw a cross in one corner (always the same on all the strips). This marker will help you to lay the tiles always in the same direction.

Postponement of the measure with additions

Postponement of the measure with additions

3. Carry the 20 cm increase in measurement for the overhang at the bottom of the wall (or baseboard) and the ceiling.

Square adjustment for perpendicular cutting

Square adjustment for perpendicular cutting

4. Position the wallpaper ruler on the cut mark. With a square on the edge of the edge, position the ruler perpendicular to the edge.

Tracing the cutting line

Tracing the cutting line

5. Trace the cut line with a grease pencil. Plate the upholsterer rule to make a net mark on the width of the lé.

Cut made with scissors

Cut made with scissors

6. Cut the sheet with scissors following the line. In this way, prepare the number of strips required for laying.

Draw and paste

Landing point at 90 cm from the corner of the wall

Landing point at 90 cm from the corner of the wall

1. Mark a marker 90 cm from the corner between the walls (knowing that the strips are 1 m wide) to allow a 10 cm overlap on the adjacent wall.

discreet landmarks along the plumb line

discreet landmarks along the plumb line

2. From the point drawn, hang a plumb bob and make a mark every 25 cm to trace the starting vertical.

Transfer of glue into a paint bucket

Transfer of glue into a paint bucket

3. Pour the required amount of glue into a large bucket. It is a glue whose consistency allows application by brush and roller.

Application of the glue at the top of the wall

Application of the glue at the top of the wall

4. Apply flat brush glue in the corner of the wall and ceiling, in the corner between two walls and at the baseboards, as you would paint a roller board.

Roller glue application

Roller glue application

5. Load the roll generously and apply the glue on the wall from top to bottom. For good adhesion, apply a layer of glue approximately 2 mm on the entire panel.

Ask the first

Showing the first lé

Showing the first lé

1. Display the first line, making sure that the registration cross is in the right corner, for example. Overflow the edge over 10 cm on the ceiling.

Alignment on the laying line

Alignment on the laying line

2. Align the edge of the lé accurately on the laying line. Marble with the plastic squeegee up and down and center outward to chase air bubbles.

Marking of angles on the raclette

Marking of angles on the raclette

3. Mark the fiberglass well in the corners with the squeegee. You can cut it with scissors at the ceiling to facilitate installation.

Cutting the ceiling overhang

Cutting the ceiling overhang

4. Fold the fiber along the ceiling, marking the angle with the squeegee. Cut the cutter without lifting the blade during the entire cut and sliding the squeegee.

Cutting the skirting board

Cutting the skirting board

5. Continue at the baseboards. Sponge excess glue with a damp sponge.

Lay the following strips

Set up alongside the second side

Set up alongside the second side

1. Glue the wall as for the first, first with a brush at the corners, then with a roller for the rest of the surface. Display the lé, well edge to edge with the previous one while making sure to connect the possible motives of the weaving. Marble with the plastic squeegee.

Verification at the level of good connection

Verification at the level of good connection

2. Perform a vertical alignment check with a bubble level and make any adjustments plumb. Mark the angles, and level off.

Corner bracing

Corner bracing

3. If it is necessary to sharpen the edge over the length, force the coating in the corner with the squeegee and level as on the ceiling or skirting boards.

Posing over a door

Tracing at the bubble level

Tracing at the bubble level

1. Materialize the laying line by drawing a vertical in the extension of the door frame by helping you with the bubble level.

Tracing a vertical cutting line

Tracing a vertical cutting line

2. Measure the distance between the edge of the last edge of the door frame. Mark the dimension on the fiberglass to cut a strip corresponding to it, the side to be laid is narrower. Draw the line guiding you on the upholsterer rule.

Laying the cut lé

Laying the cut lé

3. Glue the wall, then cut the scissors off and place it at the edge of the door, following the line previously drawn.

Placing the lé above the door

Placing the lé above the door

4. Cut a length corresponding to the width of the door and the distance between the top of the door and the ceiling. Glue the brush wall at the junction of the ceiling as well as above the door and the roller. Marble and trim.

(photos / visuals: © Castorama, except special mention)

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