Even the most beautiful window unit may lose its appeal in an environment of curves and slopes sloppy.And the whole room gets 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 several times Think about who to entrust this important matter.If you decide to do it yourself, this guide will help you avoid mistakes and "rework".
Preparing for putty slopes ↑
- few spatulas of different widths.
- attachment on a drill mixer or hand mixer.
- bucket or basin for putty.
- Tray for paint and a roller.
- brush for priming.
- Start putty.
- Masking tape.
- latex paint the desired color.
- perforated area.
- grater for grinding.
competent work progress - a great outcome ↑
Before you begin you need to protect the window frame and the window sash from pollution.
It is better 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 details of the interior around the windows are made of MDF, take their paste masking tape.The fact that an unstable paper coating MDF can be damaged when you remove the tape.Try a cover panel paper.
To improve the adhesion surface to be processed primer with 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 is dry, the time is specified on the package.
Now you need a tape 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»
on the angle between the wall and the slope we put a small layer of putty and glue area.Check the location level.
first layer of putty is applied fairly wide spatula, in this case, the tool will approach the same width as the slope or a little less.We take a narrow spatula putty from the container and put on the tool.Then smooth motion at an angle of about 30 degrees on the surface with a spatula act - first along the slope, and after light curing fillings - crosswise.As a result, it should get a smooth surface.
Important!After the end of the first phase of putty necessarily wait until it dries.Otherwise, the operation may be formed crack.
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 floats and sandpaper remove all nodules and scratches.
can start 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.
How putty slopes: video coaching ↑
Secure the material will help the video guide.
your slopes are ready and with proper care will last you for years to come.