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SW001 – Ash – Real Wood Collection – LX Hausys BENIF

£22.99

Ash – SW001 – Real Wood Collection – Per Meter.

Ash Real Wood finish that is a great alternative to paint and laminates.

LX Interior Films is a collection of adhesive decorative finishes, designed to look and feel like natural material, providing a fantastic cost effective option where budgets are tight.

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SW001 – Ash – Real Wood Collection – Per Meter.

 

Ash Real Wood finish is a great alternative to paint and laminates.

LX Interior Films is a collection of adhesive decorative finishes, designed to look and feel like natural material, providing a fantastic cost-effective option where budgets are tight.

 

Composition -: Polymeric

Thickness -: 150 – 250 micron

Colour -: Brown

Finish -: Matt

Size (Roll) -: 1220mm x Up To 50m

Air Release -: Yes

Brand -: LX Hausys BENIF

Durability -: 10 Years

Recommended Primers -: PM04 Primer

Suitable Surfaces

LX Hausys BENIF Interior Films can be applied to many types of surfaces including paints, varnishes, and laminates.

SW001 features a high tack air-free adhesive, which is designed to bond well to most common surfaces.

SW001 also has air channels to help avoid air entrapment and bubbling.

The surfaces that need special attention include porous surfaces such as plaster that may appear smooth and offer good adhesion.

For surfaces such as these, the use of PM04 primer is essential.

For surfaces that need particular care and attention before installation include unsealed concrete.

PVC films and metals that can corrode such as copper will be less suitable for the product.

Smooth application surfaces such as glass or smooth metal offer the best adhesion, giving you a more aesthetic look.

Slightly textured surfaces also offer good adhesion but the texture of the application surface may be visible in some of the Interior Film finishes.

Rough surfaces such as heavily textured wallpapers, and brick and concrete blockwork will not offer 100% adhesion coverage and the surface texture will be visible in the face film.

Paints now have reduced amounts of VOCs and ‘easy-clean’ additives that can impact the ability of the adhesive to adhere properly to the paint surface.

Before installation of SW001, thorough cleaning of the area you are looking to install the vinyl wrap on must be carried out with an alcohol-based cleaner such as Isopropyl 70/30 will help improve the bond.

The use of PM04 primer will also help to overcome any adhesion issues.

The use of narrow test strips on the application surface will help you to decide what further action needs to be taken to improve adhesion, such as the use of a primer.

Adhesion

The initial adhesion is the bond needed to hold the film in place when being installed and requires a substantial portion of the adhesive to be in contact with the application surface.

The final adhesion is typically reached 24 to 72 hours after application (this will vary depending on the vinyl wrap being installed).

The best way to improve adhesion is good preparation of the surface and the use of a primer (PM04).

A primer such as PM04 is necessary on corners, overlaps, edges, and whenever the film is stretched.

Surface Preparation

Any damaged areas such as holes and chips MUST be repaired before the application of the Interior Film.

Clean the application surface thoroughly with an Isopropyl 70/30 Alcohol Rubbing Gel Spray using a microfiber cloth.

The paint or primer must be fully cured, PM04 primer needs a minimum of 2 hours to cure.

For porous surfaces, a primer coat needs to be applied and fully cured.

Some very porous surfaces such as certain MDF grades may require more than 1 coat depending on the absorbency of the surface.

MDF, wood, Melamine, and low surface energy plastics can be roughened up with sandpaper to aid adhesion.

Application

The recommended application temperature for SW001 is between 10ºC and 30ºC.

Cut the film to size with a minimum of 25mm extra on all sides for trimming.

Use a squeegee with a felt to smooth out the initial point of contact.

Align the Interior film with the application surface and pull off a maximum of 300mm of liner.

Then starting in the centre, squeegee the film down using overlapping strokes.

Remove another 300mm of liner and repeat until the application surface is fully covered.

Take care to apply the film only once as repeated repositioning of the film can cause delamination.

Stretching of the film can cause colour and pattern variation.

Squeegee the entire area again to ensure 100% adhesion.

The use of a hot air gun will help ensure 100% adhesive contact and improve the bond.

If during installation air is trapped behind the film causing a bubble, gently strip back the film and reapply with the plastic applicator.

Tiny air bubbles can be released by pricking the bubble with a pin.

Press out the entrapped air by moving your thumb toward the puncture hole

Primer

The use of a primer is highly recommended for the following -:

Gypsum Plasterboard

Calcium Silicate Board

Concrete

Painted Walls

Stone

Wood

Melamine

Polyester Coated Laminates

Plastisol Coated Metals,

MDF and low surface energy plastics such as Polypropylene and Polyethylene.

A primer will also reduce future problems in the more highly stressed areas of the film where the film has been heated and stretched during application.

Areas needing this treatment include doors’ edges and tops, three-dimensional curved surfaces, internal and external corners, and overlapping joints.

LX PM04 Primer was specifically developed for use with PVC films, particularly overlapping joints.

In addition, it works well with wood, gypsum, etc.

Multiple coatings are recommended for very porous surfaces.

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