You will need
- - adhesive tape;
- - long metal ruler;
- - a knife or blade;
- - sponge;
- - putty;
- - the ground;
- - sponge.
- - a soft cloth.
Regardless of what surface you intend to laminate, it is necessary first of all to align. Seal all the cracks, remove loose paint, go over the surface with sandpaper. With plastic sillAMI the hassle usually less. Laminated them mainly for the beauty or if fed up with the old interior.
Sometimes it is necessary to degrease the window sill. Usually enough water with detergent. The sills are rarely brought to such a state as to require the application of alkaline solution. But such a need may occur so alkali it is better to stock up in advance. A wooden surface is better primed - this applies to a special clay varnish. It can be replaced with methyl Wallpaper glue or polyester varnish.
Measure the window sill. Please note that you will need to paste over the side of his hand. It is desirable to paste over the entire surface of one sheet, but it turns out not always. Special care is required in the case of corners and edges, especially if the latter have the figure shape.
Roll the laminated film face down on a horizontal surface. Film with a paper layer, usually have an inch grid, and it makes life much easier in the wizard. The area of the window silland not very large, so cut the tape on the table or on a big Board. Draw a rectangle with sides equal to the length and width of the window silland, plus 2-3 cm. Will docentia projections. Add in the right places, the thickness of the Board and a couple of inches to bend the tape on the bottom side.
Typically, the sillis used a solid coating or film with an irregular pattern. But do not rule out use of the material with the ornament or tile. This film is recommended to cut on the front side. Guidelines will be repeating sections of the pattern or lines of tiles. Cut film like a metal ruler with a sharp knife, for example, a Shoe or cardboard.
Peel off the paper layer of inches from the edge. Press the tape to the surface and how it might smooth out from center area to edges. Separate another piece of paper and continue the process. Thus cover the entire surface except the ends and corners. If the film is new, a bad plot can be quite easy to glue. Sometimes, even the very careful masters get bubbles. Carefully puncture them with a needle and smooth the film.
The crucial point is the lamination of corners and ends. This largely depends on appearance of your creation. At the corners cut the tape at an angle of approximately 45°. To paste the rounded end, peel off the paper and the film run a normal household Hairdryer. Then it is easy to take the desired shape. Fold the corners and press down firmly. The vertical ends of the laminate in exactly the same way as a horizontal surface.
Advice 2 : How to change the window sill
Usually the sills are installed with Windows, but because of their separate installation is rare. But it happens that after alterations or repairs in the apartment need to replace the wrong cover (often at wider). In this case, it is necessary to dismantle the old window sill and adjusting to the window, install the new one.
Install the new windowsill you can own. First of all, decide the choice of material of the countertop. The sills are the most popular, cheap, but they are usually installed in offices. Besides, they are quite unstable to mechanical stress and do not have the necessary sustainability.
Sills of chipboard and MDF beautiful and durable. But any shallow scratch leads to swelling because the chipboard is not resistant to moisture. Stoleshnicy solid wood and artificial stone meet all the requirements, eco-friendly, durable, strong and beautiful, however, these sills are very expensive.
Whichever windowsill you choose, the installation will be made according to the following scheme. Hollow ends of the old sill from the outside and the inside using a chisel and hammer. Will free it from the dried solution and carefully remove the cloth from the niche. Cut out a new sill from billet exactly the right size old.
Get rid of the mortar, debris and dust, the remnants of a heater in an alcove under the window. If the height of the old window sill was greater than the height of the new, the niche sill need to do the cement screed, which then attaches a new slab. If it's the same height, seal pojemny profile of a window box with silicone sealant.
Put on a cement screed or attaching backing bars, which will set the top of the sill. If it is made of chipboard, MDF or solid wood, back the free cable ends treated with a silicone for moisture resistance.
Apply structural foam between the strips of wood, set on her countertop. Zapanta rear and side grooves. In accordance with the building level to align with the window sill, install the push-in load. Sainte bottom. Leave for a day for complete drying of the foam.
Advice 3 : How to build a window sill
In most modern apartment buildings, the sills are narrow. This sill is hard to put a lot of pots with flowers or seedlings. Many extend the sill so that it turns a real Desk, it is possible not only to gardening but to work. The sill is well covered, and tired eyes can relax, looking at the street.
You will need
- — 3-pin;
- — drill;
- epoxy glue and liquid nails;
- — putty;
- — paint;
- list MDF;
- pencil; a jigsaw;
- — sandpaper;
- — screws;
- — screwdriver;
- — metal feet.
To build up the sill, take a Board thickness and a length equal to the size of the sill. If a suitable size is not available, purchase a sheet of MDF and sawed his jigsaw so that it freely rests on an old window sill, and stuck out into the room to the desired width. Seal the ends of the edge ribbon, heat it using a hair dryer or iron (if this is not possible, simply glue it with glue "liquid nails").
Connect a pin of length 100 mm Board with a window sill. Drill symmetrical holes in the Board and in the windowsill, hammer the pins into the Board, then with it in the windowsill. Brush the surface with epoxy glue, it will strengthen the mount.
Zashpaklyuyte the gap between the Board and window sill in all length. After a few days, paint the window sill. Hang the cornice using a sliding fastening of the curtains clung to the extended sill.
To make the window sill a table, specify the thickness, which can increase the sill. It is necessary for the free opening of the sash window. Decide on the size of the countertop, it can be parallel to the window or curved. Sitting behind her should be easy.
Draw the template on a sheet of MDF, saw her trying it on, grind the end of the edging ribbon.
Mark where the holes are for the circulation of heat from the batteries (if not circulating, the Windows would fog up and covered with icing). Drill a smooth hole for circulating hot air from the battery across the width of the table. Abrade them with sandpaper to eliminate burrs.
Buy or make from a bar or tube feet, the length should match the height of the sill. If possible, buy adjustable feet, so it was easy to adjust their height. Use, depending on the size of the tabletop, one or two located on the center leg. Screw the legs to the table top.
Secure with liquid nails the countertop on the windowsill. In order that the table could be folded, attach the countertop to the window sill with two or three hinges.
Advice 4 : How to choose a window sill
Sill, as an important element in the window system, bears the function of decoration and hides the difference between the thickness of a window box and the wall. It also prevents leakage of heat from the premises and does not transmit cold inside, keeps the window the streams of heat rising from the battery up.
Select for what purposes you will use the window sill, consider how it will be arranged. Can be used as window decor and shelf for flowers. You can extend the drip Board and use it as the countertop. If the sill is secure on the bottom, you can use it as a shelf for books and things.
Consider the parameters of your room, choosing the color scheme of the sill. Like everything else in the room, it should fit well into the interior, complementing it or emphasizing some details.
Review the material from which made your windowsill. Consider plastic, which has many advantages. This sill is the easiest to handle, easy to install, cheap, does not rot, does not decompose, waterproof, resistant to sunlight, and moreover, has excellent insulating properties.
Stop your choice on a wooden window sill, if you are a supporter of environmentally friendly materials. This sill is mainly made from valuable breeds of trees: beech, oak, maple, ash, chestnut, cherry, mahogany. You can find less expensive – array of pine and larch.
Wood, from which made the window-sill, is subjected to careful preliminary preparation. She first dried, then polished, then treated with mastic from natural oils and waxes. But, despite treatment, wood is not recommended strongly dampened with water, and cleaned with abrasive means. Once in three years the surface of the sill should be covered with a protective layer of varnish, wax or paint.
Select the window sill, made of stone. It will look solid and add interior genuine nobility. This sill is the most expensive and heavy.
Proper selection of the window sill to the interior is an art, because one and the same stone after processing can turn a different shade. It is better to first decide on a color, and then choose a suitable stone.
If you need a lot of window sills, remember – the same sills succeed only if they are carving from a single piece of stone.
Note the streaks in the stone – the fewer, the less likely it is that subsequently there are formed cracks. But then you have to sacrifice the beauty of the whimsical patterns of nature.