The renovations are initiated in your residence and you must ask wall panels, moldings, and then finish it off. You bought a few pounds of nails that hold materials in place. Have you considered glue? And to finish, what sealer to use?

The first golden rule

Before starting work, there is a golden rule to follow: the materials enter into your home at least 72 hours in advance. All materials of any kind, contain a certain amount of humidity. In hardware, this rate may be different than that measured at home. Once stored inside your home, they will acclimatize to the ambient levels and they are less likely to warp (work) once installed. You will be surprised at the results.

Nails or glue?

All handymen will tell you it would be nice third or fourth hand. But we have only two. We must therefore compensate for this small logistical problem by calling a friend, a life partner. But it is possible that you were working alone. The glue will be your accomplice. As I often say in my lectures, when doing renovations, this is not usually for a week or two. You want your panels, your trim, tight fit, long time? So take the glue.


Why stick?

By sticking your materials, you can reduce the effect of warping. In addition, the joints in place will better if you secure them with a suitable product. In addition, you will not always need a partner or a pair of additional arms. You only have to fix, with a few nails, trim the previously coated with glue. After 24 or 48 hours of drying, all remain in place. But what glue to use? And under what circumstances? The answers are both simple and complex.

Wood glue

If you install moldings: casings, cove (Ogee), chair rail, wood, MDF or HDF, always of wood glue on the joints. And be generous. In doing so, you do not find, after a few weeks or months, with a crack between the two moldings. Wipe excess glue with a damp cloth.

Glue “No More Nails”

Available in tube, glue “No More Nails” does not mean you will not need nails. But you need less, much less. Spread generously on the product you want to install moldings. The surplus can be removed with a damp cloth. Two types of glue “No More Nails” are available on the market. Use the white if you are working with an accomplice. If you’re alone, black glue will be much more efficient. Its adhesive properties are such that you will, so to speak, the equivalent of one third, or fourth hand. It is rare that the walls are perfectly square and straight. By asking the moldings, do not follow the curve. It will be much better to fill the vacant space with an acrylic caulk silicone, easy to shape and paint.

Construction glue

There are many varieties of type adhesive manufactured by Bulldog Grip PL. These adhesives can be used for various jobs, according to their properties. For the installation of wall panels HDF, for example, the construction adhesive based on polyurethane PL Premium will do the job. Just put glue on both surfaces? be generous, without exaggeration? avoiding overflow of the joints them, will be coated with wood glue. Also avoid contact with skin. You will, otherwise, wash repeatedly to remove the product. Like many others, you may ask “THE” question: what if I want to remove the sign, what will happen there ? You wrest some of the paper that covers the plasterboard (Gyproc). He left to do is seal the damaged area with a primer and take a joint, simply. As mentioned above, the range of PL products offer specific products for the installation of insulated panels, or metal on concrete. Check with your local hardware store. Drying times vary by product, but you must be between 24 and 48 hours for a total adherence.

The silicone

The silicone that used for the bathroom, is an excellent adhesive. You can use it to glue a mirror, for example. And will remain in place for years. Tip: To take off a mirror attached with silicone, have a brass wire between the mirror and the wall. You just have to “cut”, slowly, the adhesive.

The filler

Essential during all finishing, wood fillers provide the finishing touch that will correct the little mistakes and hide the marks left by the nails used for mounting materials. But there are some golden rules to ensure a perfect finish. If you ask wall boards and moldings HDF, put a coat of primer before filling the joints with wood filler. Then paint the whole. The product will not alter the topcoat. For panels and MDF moldings, you will ask the primer and sealer, then sand the joints and imperfections before painting. If you want to dye your panels , your moldings, it is better to give one to two coats of stain and two coats of varnish before using a sealer.

You can find the form of wax crayon or plastic wood dyed the desired color. Tip: bring in your hardware store a scrap piece of your material already dyed. You will find the perfect color. If you feel the soul of a cabinetmaker, you can always make your own filler using sawdust in your panel molding or mixed with wood glue. If you choose to varnish your material, apply the sealer between the second and third coat of varnish. You will need to lightly sand your molding or your board, then take a wet cloth over the surface to remove any dust. If your house has a central heating system, close it to prevent movement of dust when you give the third and final coat of varnish.

The filler in epoxy

Relatively new on the market, the filler epoxy will help fill the holes left by screws or repair a piece of furniture. Simply coat the surface and sand to restore the original shape. You use it like putty in bodywork. It is easy to work and give you amazing results. You can even use it to fill larger holes you’ve met, in part, with scrap wood or polyurethane foam. Here! You know almost everything on glues and sealers. Just now undertake renovations without fear of having to replace a warped molding or finishing your resume.