Coat chipboard - put on foil

Chipboard nowadays no longer needs to be painted in order to protect it against stains and moisture. You can very effectively coat the chipboard with foil. As the films have come to market over time in ever more varied decors and colors, there is really the right design for every purpose. Even the mounting of the slides is easy.

Step by step coat chipboard with foil

  • foil
  • abrasive paper
  • scissors
  • Cuttermesser
  • doctor
  • sander
  • spatula

1. Smooth the chipboard

First, check that the chipboard is absolutely flat and clean. To do this, drive several times over the surfaces with a sharp spatula and remove any noses.

2. Grind

If the plate is very strongly structured, you should first smooth the surface with the orbital sander. Pass your hand over the chipboard to see if any bumps have been removed.

3. Cut the film roughly

Most foils have a check pattern on the back where you can pre-cut the foil well. Measure every single piece of furniture or door on which you want to stick the foil on and cut the pieces with a little overhang.

4. Put on the foil

Place the film a few millimeters above the top edge and then slightly pull the protective film down a little bit. Push the bubbles with the squeegee to the edges. Then pull the protective film back a little bit and repaint with the squeegee. Repeat this until the surface is completely covered. Brush the foil a few times with a soft cloth to fully squeeze it.

5. Cut off the supernatant

If the film was pressed well everywhere, the supernatant is cut off with the cutter. Pay attention to a sharp blade, otherwise the foil could be torn.

Tips & Tricks

Never stick transparencies around the corners on the other side. Most of the time you will get a wide blister on at least one side of the corner, which can not be streaked because no seam has been placed. Be sure to coat each page for yourself with a cut piece of foil.

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