How to make the foam ?
Repairs / / August 12, 2017
- "Hot" knife, trowel, handsaw
production of foam is not a complicated process, so this stuff and not expensive.Basis of foam - polystyrene, that looks like tiny balloons.The polystyrene is placed in a blowing agent, wherein the amount of beads to increase several times.Here's how to make such foam air.After foaming polystyrene beads was cooled and left to dry in a kind of bunker a little more than a day.The next stage of the production of foam - forming, and then there is a pressing.In the end, the finished foam is cut into a special machine.
any business person should know how to cut foam at home, so it does not crumble.The method depends on the thickness of the foam.If the thickness of 10 cm or more, the foam can be cut with a sharp knife, hacksaw or a spatula.Ideal for cutting foam will be "hot" knife (special the heating soldering iron that cut nylon fabric and foam).Thin foam (5 cm) well-cut red-hot nichrome wire.However, it is difficult to
How to paint the foam, not everyone knows, although it is not so difficult, for it is usually used water-based paints (or any other water-based).Paint foam usually 2-3 layers.Layers is important to apply in one direction and not smear the paint, otherwise avoid divorce.If the foam is necessary to paint the outside of the house, the paint is applied to the protective layer of plaster.
If you need to insulate foam interior walls, you need a lot of preparatory work.How to insulate foam premises?To do this, the walls primed, hold the vapor barrier, and then attach the foam itself.On top of the foam is applied to the protective layer of plaster and then paint or install plasterboard construction.
Particularly noteworthy is a question as to insulate the house from the outside foam.It is best to attach the foam to the wall, and then build up the wall of brick.The house will be warmer in a few times, as the brick itself warms the walls.The foam can be protected from external influences from the outside layer of plaster.On the foam is applied to the adhesive layer, it is put monofilament mesh-serpyanka.On the grid is applied to the soil.A plaster - finishing touch.This method is easier than the strengthening of brick walls, but less effective.