Advice 1: How to glue film on the aquarium

Looking at the floating fish in an aquarium, the observer involuntarily noticed the objects behind the aquarium, or drawing wall Wallpaper. To maintain the effect of spatial depth of the underwater world, it is sufficient to use a special background for the aquarium, one of which is film-decals, low price and the possibility of frequent replacement. They can be installed on the outside rear wall of the aquarium, the inner side of its rear wall and on a thin base made of plywood or MDF that is fixed to the frame of the aquarium from behind.
How to glue film on the aquarium
You will need
  • - rubber spatula or a plastic card with smooth edges;
  • - a sheet of plywood or MDF the size of the rear wall of the aquarium;
  • - adhesive tape-a background for aquariums.
Instruction
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Sticking to the basis for the subsequent fixing it to the wall of the aquarium with external parties:

Cut out the base for sticking the film to the exact size of the rear wall of the aquarium of thin plywood or fiberboard cragis (in the extreme case, cardboard).
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Clean the surface dry.
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Loosen the edge of the adhesive film pattern from the protective layer no more than 2-3 cm from the narrow side. The operation you need to perform fast enough, since the adhesive layer of the film dries out quickly and loses its ability to adhere.
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Apply the free adhesive side of the tape to the base and press it, smoothing out with a rubber spatula or a plastic card over the entire area of small strips glued surface.
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Next peel off 2-3 cm of the film, pulling it across the width, press it with a spatula, levelling surfaces and squeezing out the air between them.
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Cut off the excess part of the film, or carefully fold and glue to the back of the base.
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Attach the resulting background tightly to the frame of the aquarium with tape so that it is as closed rear wall.
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For bonding the film directly to the rear wall of the aquarium inside it, or outside:

Use the above technology of sticking film. It should be remembered that subsequently to remove it will not be easy. This option is for those who do not like to frequently change the interior of the tank.
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Sticking with tape:
It is also possible to fix the piece of film on the perimeter of the outside of the back wall of the aquarium double-sided or regular Scotch tape.
Note
Plain - no background self-adhesive film can be glued to the outer side of the rear wall of the aquarium with silicate cement, liquid soap, sunflower oil, sugar syrup, while constantly smoothing and squeezing out the excess adhesive.

Advice 2: How to stick on the aquarium film

Looks original aquarium with tinted rear side. First, on a dark background more visible the amazing inhabitants of the underwater world. Secondly, by itself the aquarium looks more aesthetically pleasing. To achieve the same effect by sticking the film on the back wall of the pond.
How to stick on the aquarium film
You will need
  • - vinyl film;
  • - scissors;
  • - the range;
  • pencil;
  • water;
  • - rags;
  • spray gun;
  • shampoo or liquid soap;
  • - a plastic card.
Instruction
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Prepare the aquarium: if it has already been used, drain the water. Then measure the back wall of the aquariumand move the resulting dimensions on the reverse side of vinyl with pressure sensitive adhesive (sometimes referred to as Arakelova film or simply Oracle). Then cut the tape along the intended contours.
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Vinyl film adhesively bonded to the outside of the aquarium. But before it stick, ORACAL is recommended to be reduced from two parties to three millimeters.
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Wash and wipe dry the outer side of the rear wall of the aquarium. Fill the spray bottle of soapy water (can use liquid soap or shampoo) and shake it a few times. Then generously spray the solution on all prepared surfaces.
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Carefully remove the protective layer with self-adhesive vinyl film ORACAL and attach to the outside of the rear wall of an artificial pond. If the first time did not exactly make self adhesive film, try again (possible just due to the fact that the surface with soapy water).
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As soon as you align the top edge of the bonded vinyl film and require assistance (one with the execution of subsequent operations can not cope). Pull the bottom adhesive film without letting it stick. At this time your partner use a plastic card to uniformly smooth film, driving out from under it excess water and air.
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Don't be afraid to click on the map: it will not scratch the vinyl film. Flowing movements expel air and water from center to edge, top to bottom. In General the whole procedure of pasting the aquariumand will take five to ten minutes.
Note
No mistake in size, as it will either have to detailat the pieces of adhesive tape, or to cut a new piece.
Useful advice
To create a dark background by setting the aquarium a black screen or paint the outside back wall of the pond.

Advice 3: How to hang Wallpaper on fiberboard

MDF is indispensable material for any budget repair, if you want to make a partition, to level the surface, to provide sound insulation, etc. the Only disadvantage of the material is hydrophobic. This limits the range of applications or requires additional processing to eliminate the distortion and to increase lifespan.
How to hang Wallpaper on fiberboard
Instruction
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In the home the user is often faced with the necessity of pasting the sheet of fiberboard or paper Wallpaper. Here the question arises, how to behave fibreboard in direct contact with the water-based adhesive. To prevent deformation, it is recommended to impregnate the surface with any (your choice) water-resistant remedy. The role of primer suitable heated to 50 ° C the oil is repeatedly applied a thin layer after thorough drying of each previous layer. You can use any other repellents. For example, pinoteks - well-proven and modern tool to protect wood materials. It is for outdoor and indoor use. Special attention when the treatment should be given region of the ends of the plate.
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After the primer has dried, it is recommended to cover the surface with a thin layer of filler if needed to smooth out the joints. Well give it to dry. And then re-apply the primer to reduce the subsequent consumption of glue. If the plate is solid, you can do the same with primer. Proceed to the pasting of Wallpaper is possible only after ascertaining that the surface is completely dry.
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Prepare the glue in advance. It is better to choose it among the mixtures, enriched with antifungal additives. Then follow well-known rules. Start to glue the Wallpaper taken from Windows, before it was due to pasting Wallpaper overlap. Now this problem has disappeared, so it's better first sheet to the first position from the corner (if its direct properties no doubt) or doors.
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Using a level or plumb line mark the wall, evenly coat them with glue over the entire surface. Exactly attach the first sheet of Wallpaper, avoiding distortions. Remove from the cloth any excess glue with a special roller or soft spatula, rubbing motion from the center to the edges. Edge RUB with a clean dry cloth. The following sheet carefully glued back to back.
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Reaching the corner, carefully RUB it. Here the Wallpaper glued overlap (5-6 cm) or means of connecting, if the cloth pretty tight. The excess is carefully removed with a razor blade.
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Papered the room should dry 1-2 days. You can then begin to paint water-based varnish or special paints.

Advice 4: How to glue correctly the film

For the redecoration of the hallways, bathrooms and other rooms some artists used decorative adhesive tape from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It has a waterproof surface, and has a rather wide variety of colors. Glue the tape to the wall, it is important not to see then ugly bumps and bubbles. Well with PVC film wall for a long time looks like new.
To glue the film start with the ceiling
You will need
  • The rolls of film from polyvinyl chloride
  • Putty and oil paint (or plaster)
  • Warm water with detergent or an alkaline solution
  • Plumb
  • Scissors, razor blade or a special knife
  • Soft rag or sponge
Instruction
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Prepare the wall surface for gluing PVC film. To remove the old Wallpaper, dirt and peeling paint. Align all the irregularities and roughness of the wall. Sometimes, it's just sanding them zashpatlevat and primed with liquid oil paint. Too bumpy the surface will have to align, removing the hillocks and imposing a new layer of plaster.
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Clean lined wall, washing her in warm water with dissolved in it with detergent. In an emergency (when a large number of fat spots on the wall) some masters alkali solution is used. Before gluing the wall needs to dry properly.
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Roll roll PVC film on the floor. Measure the desired length and cut the cloth to fold very smoothly. Use sharp scissors or a special knife, or cut the strip along the railway line with a razor blade.
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Don't forget about the allowance for possible shrinkage: on the ceiling and to fit the film onto the baseboard, radiators, etc. Cut strips put pile one on another face down to they finished.
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Use a plumb line (string with weight), to stick the tape perfectly straight. First remove the top protective layer on the reverse side PVC film which is about a metre. Glue the strip start with the ceiling measured by a plumb line clear vertical line.
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Gently smooth the strip with a soft cloth or sponge from top to bottom, then from toward the middle to the edges. Only then remove the remaining protective paper and continue to glue the film. You have to act very gently to the surface were bubbles. Do not expect that they will flatten by themselves – better to peel off the tape and do it all over again.
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Apply a strip of PVC film of the overlapped (1-2 cm). Make sure that the figure on the neighboring strips were combined. In any case, don't do wrinkles. Firmly push the joints, carefully aligning them. Edge adhesive strips need to turn to the side of the window opening so the stitches will be less visible. To make the joint not occurred in a corner, leave the corners overlap at least 2 cm.
Note
To store film rolls in a dry place at 18 degrees! Heating devices should not be closer than three feet. If the rolls were stored in a different way (or on the conditions of storage you do not know anything), before pasting, soak them a few days in a room with a specified temperature.
Useful advice
Gluing the PVC film on the wall, when all the remaining work on finishing of the premises (except for floor painting) is completed. It is best to maintain a temperature of 15-18 C.
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