CORNICES & MINI CORNICES
- Trace a marking line on the ceiling at a distance from the wall corresponding to the size of the cornice cap.
- Trace a marking line on the wall at a distance corresponding to the size of the cornice toc.
- Along the second line, hammer in 2 small nails per linear meter of cornice to support it during subsequent adhesive setting.
- Layout the branches to cover the desired perimeter.
- Miter the cornes, and avant-corps if any, using the ATELIER SEDAP cutting guide.
- Apply a bead of adhesive to the back of the cornice at cap and toe.
- Place each branch over the nails and tilt it yp to position the capagainst the ceiling.
- Press hard over the entire length and maintain the cap in place with battens buttressed on the floor.
- Make sure the branches are tightly jointed: apply adhesive between ends and press together until adhesive smudges.
- Once the adhesive starts to set, scrape off any smudges from cap, toe, corners and joints.
- Touch up any imperfections using the adhesive as plaster coat.
- Finish off with a wet paintbrush.
- Trace out the circumference of the ceiling rose starting from a selected central point.
- Apply adhesive around the periphery of the rose.
- Position the rose onto the ceiling.
- Screw it in or maintain with battens buttressed on the floor in order to keep it in place while adhesive sets.
- Scrape off any adhesive smudges.
- Hanging a chandelier: use a power drill to drill a hole into the center of the rose for electrical wires and suspension hook.
- Use adhesive to plug holes or for any touch-ups.
- Match the symmetry of the motifs with the room for more esthetic results.
- Trace internal and external outlines for the molding frame.
- Saw branches to size of desirred perimeter.
- If installing corners,remember to account for the size of cach corner.
- Hammer in 2 small nails per branch below the horizontal moldings to block it during subsequent adhesive setting.
- Start installing from the bottom: apply adhesive to the back and ends of molding.
- Position branches and press hard to facilitate setting.
- Apply adhesive to connect branches (and corners if any).
For glueing and jointing of the various staff elements, it is recommended to use a slow-setting adhesive plaster coat designed for both operations.
Adhesives of this type, commercially available in the form of a powder partially composed of molding plaster, are perfectly suitable.
They may be used for touch-ups of joints.
These adhesives are available from our distributors, at building materials stores, or at wallpaper and paint retailers.
REMARKS: Paints, wallpapers and wall fabrics should be previously stripped or scraped off.
Before applying staff ornaments onto distorted surfaces, soak them thoroughly to restorc some flexibility.
In difficult cases, screw in the element, using one screw per linear meter.