Sometimes it is necessary to dismantle the stretch ceiling.The reasons may be different: the ceiling or damage elements of communication that are beyond the canvas.Or need to modernize or replace wiring, pipes, etc.Sometimes it is necessary to remove the canvas ceiling for that would drain the water that came through the ceiling on the film.Can I remove the suspended ceiling without damaging it?
is possible, though not of any design.Stretch ceilings are several types, some are relatively easy to dismantle, while others on the contrary - almost "disposable."In this article we consider the types of fixtures suspended ceilings, step by step process of dismantling some ways to repair their own hands.
- Types of suspended ceilings and methods of attachment
- Removing the suspended ceiling?
- Dismantling PVC ceiling
- Dismantling seamless fabric ceilings
Types of suspended ceilings and methods of attachment
To remove the ceiling o
There are two types of fabrics:
- PVC - technology assembly / disassembly of the ceiling requires a high room temperature, about 700C.Without heating there is a risk to stay without any fabric.To heat the premises need heat gun.In addition, the installation or removal of the canvas begins with the corners to the middle of the wall.
- seamless fabric, comfortable, first of all, because it does not require heating the room, which greatly simplifies the process of installation or removal.Works with web start from the center of the wall with the further transition to the corners.
for each type of fabric, there are special types of fixtures:
- harpoon system is used only for the PVC canvases.This mounting system provides for the dismantling of the web.
- shtapikovy or wedge method of attachment to the fabric prints.Applied as PVC, and for tissue webs.This type of attachment "disposable", ienot provided with the subsequent dismantling of the installation.Theoretically, disassembly is possible, but to knock the wedge without damaging the web without the experience of such work is very difficult.And this is a wedge need to be put back, and pull the canvas.Apply this technology because of the low cost and low height of the ceiling of indent (2 cm).
- fixing with plastic clips used only for seamless fabric paintings.This ceiling is relatively easy to disassemble.
Removing the suspended ceiling?
Now consider the process of dismantling the stretch ceiling.Since the suspended ceiling is quite expensive thing best left to work with it to people with experience.But if for some reason this is not possible, then the armed below here, you can carry out repairs yourself.The main thing is not to rush out and get a helper.The technology and tools will depend on the type of fabric and its method of fixing.
- conventional plaster trowel, not wide.Before you use it grind off the rough edges, grinder or sandpaper.It is very desirable work surface spatula wrap reinforced with tape, the risk of puncture sheet substantially reduced.
- pliers with long jaws.
- ladder or at least a steady table.
- Electrician knife.
- heat gun, gas or electric.For the latter you need the appropriate wiring, otherwise the risk to do more in addition to the ceiling and repair wiring.
- need to get more special clothespins, they need to hang the film.Keep the weight of the web for a long period of time is extremely inconvenient.They can be purchased at most hardware stores.
suspended ceiling How to shoot correctly?First, it depends on the design of moldings and films.Since we have two different kinds of fabric, and the disassembling process will vary.Let us consider each separately.
Dismantling PVC ceiling.
We remove all the excess out of the room, so there was easy access to the proposed site repair.We remove all the extra things plastic, PVC windows is better to insulate the room temperature with a cloth.Using a heat gun warm up the room.Further removal process takes place in dependence on the type of fastening.
- Harpoon system.Begin painting should always shoot from the corners.Remove the decorative insert, if there and with the help of pliers with long jaws pull out fabric for a harpoon.Be very careful with pliers harpoon to capture it, not canvas.Grabbed the sheet and pulling with a force, there is a risk to break it.And this is fraught with complete replacement of the web.Just make sure that the pliers were not on the burrs, they need to be sanded.Cloth although strong, but very sensitive to sharp objects.Once freed of the canvas, on the extraction process of the baguette is done by hand.To do this it is best to use gloves, becauseon a heated plastic it is very easy to leave marks.Extraction of PVC film always goes from corner to the center wall.Freeing the necessary area of the ceiling, you can begin to type of work planned.
- Shtapikovaya or wedge system.Start dismantling of the system is similar to the harpoon.Next, with your hands or with a spatula gently and easily turn down a little aluminum profil.Tak that would free the fillet.Use a screwdriver with a curved end, pull bead.It is important not to damage the fabric or deform a baguette, so the sting should be dull hacksaw.Setting the web passes in the reverse order.
- with wedges a little easier by removing the insert, turn down his arms to release the wedge profile and canvas.Remove the same from the corner to the middle of the room.The success of the dismantling and subsequent installation of such systems attachment will depend on your skills and on whether you left the master - installers allowance of a few centimeters.This is very important.As for installation You will need to pull the web, and if it is small, it will make it very difficult.For example, when excessive stretching things somewhat hole lamps or other communications "go" from his seat.
Dismantling seamless fabric ceilings.
such high temperatures for this kind of stretch ceiling is not necessary.When shtapikovoy and wedge system similar to dismantle PVC.The difference in dismantling that is necessary to start from the middle of the wall shifting in the corner.Installation is similar.Success in the removal and subsequent installation of the fabric depends on your accuracy and leisurely activities.
However, the success of re-stretch fabric paintings will depend on how conscientious installers have this canvas.If the installation was cut in the "butt" to achieve perfect tension again it will be very difficult, and in many cases impossible.Yet the fabric does not stretch so as PVC film.But if experts ceiling mounted, the left pair of "extra" centimeters.Then pull the sheet obtained without problems.
And one more thing with fabric webs, but rather with clip-baguettes.Partial dismantling is not possible with this bracket would have to shoot all the canvas.If you do not, since this kind of insecurity mounts, the web can jump out of the clip.This is fraught with its complete replacement.
Throughout the time of the dismantling and later assembly not forget to warm up the canvas.If the assembly of the ceiling were small bumps, that's okay.Warm up the heat gun and they align.Since it is still plastic, do not hold the jet of hot air is too close to the film.It may be deformed or melted.
This is not a tricky process of dismantling.Now you know how to remove the suspended ceiling alone.The main thing is not to hurry and to work consistently, then we can not do without calling experts.Here's a video on how to remove the suspended ceiling.