You will need
- Acrylic sealant special gun or a pastry syringe.
For sealing joints between the tiles well suited acrylic sealant. It comes in the box, to work with it will need a special gun, which is sold separately. Before beginning the process of sealing cracks cut the tip of the tube at an angle of 45 degrees, put on the container with the sealant gun. Clutching the container tightly to the gap between the tiles and pressing down on the handle of the gun, slowly advance the tube along the seam. Thus the seam is filled with sealant, and the gap is almost invisible.
What to do if there is no special gun or you just decided to save money on buying it? The question is not idle, as a quality handgun is not cheap, and buying it if you are not going to do repairs every month, it makes no sense.
Come to the aid of the usual pastry syringe, which is available in the Arsenal of many Housewives. And buying it will be cheaper than buying a gun. Take the bottle with the sealant that presses on the bottom, for example, handle of a hammer, fill a pastry syringe to 2/3 of its volume. Usually set to the syringe is a lot of curly heads. Use the one that is cut at an acute angle. Further work in the same way as you would with a gun.
Do not use to seal joints between ceiling tiles silicone sealant. It is for this work is not suitable, as too hardens quickly, which can negate all your efforts.
Wash the syringe from the remnants of the sealant with warm water after work is easy. The syringe unusable, it can be used later for its intended purpose – decorating cakes cream patterns.
Advice 2: How to seal the seam on the ceiling
The problem of irregularities and cracks in the ceiling is familiar to many. If the ceiling concrete slabs are joined with a large difference, or are you going to enter the building, then the joints between the slabs require special attention. Such irregularities it is best to hide under the suspended ceiling, or to mount a suspended ceiling of plasterboard. If you do the repair in an old apartment, then it is not necessary to compensate for the height of the ceiling, align the surface of the dry mix and forget about the cracks.
You will need
- - spatula
- - dry plaster
- - masking tape
- construction mixer
- - PVA glue
- - primer of deep penetration
- - fine-grained sandpaper
Remove from the seam cracked cement screed. Do this with a spatula or nozzles on the drill. Carefully scrub advanced seamthat there was not any large or small pieces fall out of the old filler.
Obispalia surface. Dilute the primer of deep penetration, as indicated on the label. The width of the brush select in accordance with the magnitude of the seam that you want to miss. The brush must be good to enter into the cracks, soaking the primer the entire surface to have good adhesion with the leveling compound.Dry the coated seam.
Hydrate dry stucco, as described in the instructions. Mix mass building mixer, to avoid lumps. If you dilute a small amount of mixture, you can stir with a spatula.
Complete prepared solution of all the cracks. If the crack is deep, apply the mortar in several layers. Every time a completely dry previous coat. If the seam between ceiling plates very wide, then fill it with foam. When it dries, cut the excess and apply a leveling compound.
When fresh plaster on the seam is completely dry, RUB the entire seam with white glue and stick the masking tape. The width of the masking tape should be more than a couple of inches than the seamfor greater strength. On top of the tape, apply putty. Dry and Polish the surface of fine-grained sandpaper.
Instead of finishing plaster stick to the ceiling paint fiberglass, programsuite and paint it. If in the process of deformation, the mesh will tear, and again cracks are formed, they will be hidden under the canvas.
Instead of painting the mesh that is glued to the ceiling, you can use medical bandage, gauze or thin cloth. The fabric should first be soaked in water and then ironed to it over time, not down and has not warped on the ceiling.
Advice 3: How to close up interpanel seams flat
One of the most common disadvantages of prefabricated houses – poor sealing of interpanel seams, which with the onset of the rainy and cold weather, the residents begin to clearly feel podawania from cracks, moisture and other nasty consequences. If your management does not hurry to close up interpanel seams on the outside, at least try to close them from inside your apartment.
You will need
- - metal brush;
- vacuum cleaner;
- - sponge;
- - polyurethane foam;
- tape PSUL;
- - polyurethane insulation;
- - wooden shovel;
- the mastic or sealant.
Remove all the trim from the inside wall, Wallpaper, drywall construction, ceramic tile, etc. Completely embroidered seam and clean it of debris. Not wishing to remove all of that flaking and falling off. Preterite all seams stiff wire brush, then mimetite all the trash. Use a vacuum cleaner with a long nozzle to clean the crack of debris and dust, if possible wipe it with a damp sponge.
Pick up polyurethane foam insulation, thickness of seam a little more (10-20%) and cutting it to fill the entire gap, with minimum number of joints. Please note, along the material to cut is impossible, because it loses its properties. Can be used as a hollow (tube) and solid insulation.
Take a can of foam and fill the seam along its entire length, using a gun with a long nozzle. Do not try to fill the seam completely, keep in mind that the foam during the expansion will increase by approximately 3 times. It will fill all voids and cracks and hardens only through the day. If the seam through, try to protect the foam from exposure to direct sun rays, paving the seam before filling the wide tape PSUL.
Not waiting for the moment when the foam hardens, right in her place polyurethane insulation. Using a wooden spoon to tamp it into the seam, being careful not to break accurately along the length of the dock.
Lay the insulation in between the panels the seam is tight, but not very deep, it must not protrude from the seam, but at the same time, should remain a place for mastic. Therefore, place it so that there is an indentation in mm. 1-3 once the design hardens, apply sealing paste, for example, any domestic sealant.
Instead of a heater can use shtukatury composition. In this case, fill the joint with 2/3 foam, and the rest of the seam, close the cement-sand mixture razed the seam with the inner wall. To avoid drying out and cracking of the seam, from time to time obrushivaet it with water, especially if you have time work on Central heating.
Advice 4: How to cover up the seams
Frequently for finishing of commercial premises used ceramic tile. Not to spoil the appearance of this design defective tile joints, it is necessary to choose the right class of grout and to read the rules of application.
You will need
- - grout
- - spatula
- - water
- - masking tape
Select the type of grout. If you are going to seal the seams in the bathroom or the kitchen, then take the grout from cement, which added polymer additives. Because this material is particularly resistant to moisture and aggressive liquids.
For grouting sections, withstand a heavy load on the floor and the wall, use material with specialized additives. The seam is treated with a solution will be immune to damage.
Pour in a container of slightly warm water and put it in the grouting mixture. Be sure to follow the proportions specified in the instructions. Stir the mixture with a mixer or by hand until a homogeneous state.
Tile joints pour water to prevent absorption of liquids from the ends of the grout of the tiles. Apply the mixture on the seams using a weatherstrip tool or a special spatula.
Scrape excess mortar with a trowel and again apply on the seam. Give filled the seams to dry. Then bathe the surface of the veneer. The remains of the mortar, gently scrape the ends of the tiles.
An hour later, after drying of the grout mix will strip the veneer ceramic sponge. It is recommended to maintain all the joints with a protective fluid.
When you use a silicone that fills in the seams, creating a waterproof layer quality, you will get a finish that will never crack. Prepare seams to work, taped their ends throughout the length of special adhesive tape, which will accelerate the process of applying the composition and close the front side of the tiles from stains.
Apply tile sealer to the seam, leaving a small margin. Carefully insert the silicone evenly, in any case, do not leave voids.
Leveled the material with a spatula to give caused the seam a finished appearance. Tear off the masking tape and using a soft paper to remove the excess grout.