How putty slopes
Even the most beautiful window unit may loseits appeal is surrounded by the curves and slopes sloppy. And the room as a whole becomes some untidy. Just like curves corners, soffits failed distort the geometry of the room and spoils the overall impression of the repair. So, before putty slopes a few times think, to whom to entrust this important matter. If you decide to do it yourself, this guide will help you avoid mistakes and "alterations".
- Preparing for putty slopes
- Competent work progress - a great outcome
Preparing for putty slopes
- Several spatulas of different widths.
- Nozzle-mixer to drill or hand mixer.
- A bucket or basin for putty.
- Tray for paint and roller.
- for priming brush.
- The finish coat.
- Starting putty.
- Masking tape.
- Latex paint the desired color.
- Perforated area.
- Grater for grinding.
Competent work progress - a great outcome
Before we get started you need to protect the window frame and sash windows from pollution.
To do this it is best to use masking tape. You just need to paste over it adjacent to the slopes of the window sections.
Important! If the window sill or any of the interior parts around the windows are made of MDF, do not rush to paste over their masking tape. The fact that an unstable paper coating MDF can be damaged when you remove the tape. Try just to cover the paper panel.
To improve the adhesion to be treatedprimed surface with a high penetrating power. The most common structure of such primers include and antifungal agents, which will protect the surface from mildew. Wait until the primer has dried, the time is indicated on the package.
Now, with the help of roulette you must measure the height and width of the window, and then cut off pieces of perforated corner of the desired length.
Important! To work with the slopes is better to buy a universal filler "start-finish"
In the corner between the wall and slope we put a small layer of putty and glue area. Check the location level.
The first layer of putty is applied fairlywide spatula, in this case, the tool will approach the same width as the slope or a little less. The narrow spatula take the putty from the container and put on the working tool. Then smooth motion at an angle of about 30 degrees on the surface with a spatula conduct - first along the slope, and after light curing fillings - across. As a result, should get a smooth surface.
Important! After the end of the first phase of putty necessarily wait until it dries. Otherwise, in operation can form cracks.
Apply a second very thin layer of putty. It is not necessary to align the slope, and to impart smoothness. Again, wait for drying.
Now, with the help of grater and sandpaper remove all nodules and scratches.
You are ready for painting. You probably think that this is the easiest stage of the work, but it has a few secrets. If you plan to paint the slopes in any color other than white, first walk on it with white paint and let dry. This will help to make the color more uniform slope. Work should be narrow fur roller carefully stretching the paint on the surface.
Your slopes are ready and with proper care will last you for years to come.