Styrofoam or resilient paper spacers need to be attached to larger ceiling or wall surfaces.
Options available on how and where to use Styrofoam:
- Features available on Styrofoam spacers:
o Evenly spaced Styrofoam spacers provide outstanding versatility, as well as strength and safety in your ceiling/wall finish measurements.
o Wall and ceiling Styrofoam spacers are available with or without heating during construction. This option will permit your ceiling /wall surfaces to be perfectly standard throughout.
o Coatings: Some ceiling/wall laminates today are coated with a special technology to assure long term life – both inside and out. These materials now offer many different options and features to the Styrofoam user, and can be secured by caulking. Even the most delicate applications are fully sealed.
With these options available for Styrofoam spacers, and products available for standard construction, why are wall and ceiling liners are still a common choice for most building and construction projects asks Sofiya Machulskaya.
The reasons are primarily design and cost.
The traditional Styrofoam wall / ceiling finish was and still very popular a few years ago. People had to deal with the relative newness of the technology, and some people got the misconception that only realistic storages could be fitted with the Styrofoam / resin materials.
Think of it like this, how many of us really drive by a construction site and think “That looks great, wouldn’t you like to live in that?” Your initial reaction is usually “Ah, great decor for a cool room!”
However, when they see the real thing – plaster, tiles, and brick – they cannot help but think “That looks like a lot of work! And, at these prices, who can afford it?”
Of course, in the construction industry there is plenty of work. On the other hand, ceilings are not exactly a “build and forget” scenario. They are labor intensive – often more so than the construction portions of a home, ceiling and wall.
That means ceilings have to- Kin Fast -],on their first day, must be fully cleaned and restained or stained. Even if the ceiling is dry, or painted, that does not mean it is “finished” – a finish on the ceiling will be required several days later.
Of course, if there was no paint – there needs to be:
o After the stain is applied, a primer must be applied. This will absolutely prevent any future “paint” – or Change- outs of the color work and/or the texture of the product.
o If primer is applied to the subfloor and ceiling, it must be Within a day. This is to ensure that the primer matches the Precipitation in your region of the world. Otherwise, you have no protection from the future!
o Because of the nature of a ceiling job, the ceilings will remain in the room for a few days. This allows the items in the room, i.e., furniture, beds, dressers, night stands, etc., to “breathe”. The ceilings must be dry… Always.
Yes, a few walls and a couple of doors and windows post a few odds, but there are none square versus nothing to be concerned with explains Sofiya Machulskaya.
As always just be sure to use all of the tools available to you, and most importantly, use your brain before you build. Good Luck with your project. Look for my next article fundamentals of home building.