How to make the ceiling "starry sky" with his own hands
Longing for summer vacation and warm deepsky, studded with stars, makes us think about the incarnation of the starry sky overhead in terms of the urban jungle. Indeed, so eager in the evening or at night to plunge into the abyss of shining stars, planets, galaxies, gas clouds, pacify and filled with strength and energy for the achievements of tomorrow. This story can be to try to bring to life, creating a starry sky ceiling with his hands. Incidentally, such a ceiling can be done not only in the bedroom, but also in any other room of an apartment or house: living room, bathroom and even the kitchen. Ways arrangement stellar ceilings, there are several of them we will cover in this article.
- Draw a fluorescent dye
- "Starry sky" using Oracal and varnish
- We organize the starry sky of the fiber
- Ceiling design with LEDs
Draw a fluorescent dye
Using fluorescent dyes - onethe most simple and not labor ways to perform the starry ceiling. The technology involves the installation of a stretch ceiling, the surface of which is patterned arrangement of stars and other objects with paint.
Cloth stretch ceiling can be orderedspecialized companies. Thus it may be white or have a perfect pattern, made using photographic. The image can be absolutely anything, for example, the blue sky and seascape.
For the installation of the ceiling will need to perform the frame for suspended ceilings:
- First of all, with the level we find the bottom corner of the room and back down from him 2 cm. Around the perimeter of the room put on the wall mark the zero level.
Important! To frame profiles docked at the corners exactly, we measure the corners of the room with a protractor.
- Fix the profile to the wall at the marked level using screws and dowels.
- Reiki Profile clipped under the size of the room at an angle equal to half the angle of the room and smooth butted together.
- With the help of a heat gun to warm up the room 40 ° C.
- Only after the room is warm, we start to unwind the film.
- At the time of fixing the film must be warmed upto 60 ° C. When we acquired the film from PVC, we begin to attach it to the corners. We stretch the opposite diagonal corners and anchoring. Then the remaining two corners. Then gradually anchoring side of the web, starting from the edges and moving towards the middle. If the web is made of cloth, the fastening technology is somewhat different: the first side fastened, then only the corners.
- After painting the ceiling is spanned byframe, can be applied to the surface of the drawing of the starry sky. To do this, you can put points and splashes of fluorescent dye in a chaotic manner. And you can prepare a drawing template, which will depict the stars, planets, constellations and galaxies, attach it to the ceiling and cause the paint pattern.
Day of fluorescent paint is not visible, so the ceiling will have the picture that is depicted on the canvas stretched ceiling. And only after dusk and dark ceiling stars begin to shine.
"Starry sky" using Oracal and varnish
This method is perhaps the easiest and cheapest. Its only drawback - that will have a ceiling surface to align almost perfectly with the help of plaster and putty. And while the surface is dry, you can take a picture of the sky.
As a basis we can take absolutely any image,who like it. And not only the space theme, but it could be a picture of the sunset sky in which the stars look through the clouds. Like the figure should be applied to the self-adhesive film Oracal, which is used in advertising. The cost is quite inexpensive. The main thing - to agree with the printers, and the brightness of the color palette to remain happy with the results. Such a film is generally produced 2 meters in length, so you have to be divided into fragments for pasting the ceiling figure.
When the film is ready, it carefullyglued to the ceiling. To do this you need two assistants to hold the canvas. Remove the protective film from the adhesive layer is applied to the ceiling film and carefully flatten, to leave no air bubbles. Upon completion of all works on pasted over the surface of the ceiling may be applied to the stars. For this purpose, the fluorescent dye can be used, and can be a conventional nail lacquer, which glows in the dark. Apply the star point location can be in a chaotic manner or according to a pre-arranged pattern.
We organize the starry sky of the fiber
This method is now enjoying widespread popularity. To implement it will need the suspended ceiling, the light-generator and fiber-optic strands.
Light generator is a box inwhich set light source - halogen or LED lamp. Inside can be set various filters, allow you to change the color of the future stars of the intensity of their glow and create even motion effects or flight. light generator box is quite compact, so it can be installed in a closet or hide in the suspended structure.
By the light engine light guide connecting thread - fiber, which have a flexible structure and a different diameter.
"Starry Sky" of the fiber
For the installation of the ceiling, "Starry Sky" the first thing you will need to find a place to install the light-generator (ceiling niche, tension or ceiling construction, mezzanine or other).
Before the start of construction of mounting tensionceiling above the level necessary to pull his fishing net or arrange one frame of sheet material. The network will need to stretch the fiber optic strands on it - so they will not have the pressure of your weight on the suspended ceiling.
After the network is stretched, stretch from the light generator on the ceiling light-guiding thread, distributing them over the surface of the future according to the saturation of the picture stars.
Then we carry out installation of a stretch ceiling the same technology as described above.
Heats the web and caves inan amount and with such intensity as intended. On average, there should be about 80 pieces per 1 m2. The diameter can be different. Large (2 mm) - one or two, medium (1 mm) - about 10, and all other small (0.75 mm).
Stretching through the holes of fiber optic strandscorresponding diameter and fasten them with glue. Then the excess from the bottom nibble clippers so that on the surface of the ceiling does not advocated. Happy sticking filaments may not look very aesthetically pleasing, so you should take care of a neutral or intricate designs on the canvas ceiling, that they were not noticeable.
and also can not print out the optical fiberthrough the web. This method is somewhat more complicated, as they have to fix to the surface of the fabric, which is very inconvenient. At the end of the thread attached LEDs, which run into the fabric stretched ceiling and shine through him dull and "distant" light.
Another way - using crystalsSwarovski. The process expensive, but very effective. At the ends of the lead out fiber strands fixed crystals that scatter light and create an atmosphere more reminiscent of a starry sky now. Happy crystals are visible on the ceiling surface, but looked very nice, playing glare of the sun.
Managing such a ceiling is carried out using the remote control or switch.
Ceiling design with LEDs
This method is similar to the previous one, but more expensive. It will take a false ceiling plasterboard, LED lamps of different power, controller, and wires.
With this method you do not get a lot of small stars in the sky. It is mainly used to make the moon and a few big bright shining stars, as well as to provide a light-music.
Even before the false ceiling mountingplasterboard sheets need to make holes and fix them in LED lamps that are connected to the wires. After all the holes are made, the resulting structure with hanging wires and inserted LEDs mounted to the frame of the profiles. Wires are connected to the controller and power supply unit, which is hidden in the ceiling design.
In this method has one drawback - no lens LEDs dazzle the eye. Therefore, ceilings in the bedrooms preferable to the use of fiber optic strands.
In fact, to make the ceiling "starry sky"with their hands, there is some intricacies. The method must be selected from the calculation of budget and personal preference, and for mounting to invite a couple of friends, as with paintings for the ceiling is always a big confusion, requires a lot of hands-free.