Making a fridge with a film
Modern human life is closely connected with fashion, and therefore it constantly requires new reincarnations into something special and unique. This concerns not only the personal image, but also the interior of the housing. Sooner or later, there is a great desire to update or change something in the design of rooms, with special attention paid to the kitchen, as it occupies an important place in the house. Making out the kitchen in a new style, often have to deal with such a problem that the refrigerator does not fit into the general appearance of the interior. Of course, all this can be easily corrected by buying a new model of the unit in the desired color and style, but additional funds will be needed for this. You can simply choose the design of the refrigerator with a film.
The correct solution would be to decorate the refrigerator using vinyl film. Today, there is a large selection of self-adhesive material. It is presented in various shades and textures, as well as with the use of print elements. The main advantages of vinyl are durability, high wear resistance, reliable protection from environmental influences. Vinyl film is the most suitable option for pasting the refrigerator. It is easy to use, anyone can work with it. Thanks to this type of decoration, the old refrigerator will quickly turn into a chic "handsome" with a surface under the velvet, marble, wood.
How to choose?
If you are going to glue the refrigerator with film, you need to choose the right material, since not only the duration of operation, but also the appearance of the equipment will depend on its quality. The film of poor quality will not last very long, over time, it can peel off at the corners or crack. Therefore, it must be carefully chosen, giving preference to proven manufacturers. The film must necessarily be water repellent, because the kitchen is a place with high humidity.
An important point is the quality of printing on the film. Often, for a harmonious combination of a refrigerator with the general interior of a kitchen, experts recommend independently selecting an image, which is then given to the print studio and applied on a white film. In this case, you can order the usual large format printing, but for the design of the refrigerator is better to give preference to a special interior printing. So the picture is much clearer, it is close to the quality of the photo.
Buying a vinyl film is also important to know the size of the picture. It is measured not by centimeters, but by pixels. In order not to make a mistake in calculations, it is enough to remember a simple formula - 1 centimeter equals 38 pixels. For a refrigerator of standard sizes (with a width of 55 cm and a height of 180 cm), a film of 6800 by 2090 pixels is suitable. We must not forget about such a concept as the disposition of the picture. It is horizontal and vertical.
How to glue?
It is advisable to stick the film on the wet surface of the refrigerator. To do this, it is moistened with a soap solution consisting of water and a few drops of any detergent. When the surface of the refrigerator is cleared of dirt, you can begin to work, which includes the following steps:
- Markup. With the help of chalk or pencil put marks on the place where you plan to place the picture.
- Preparation of the film. Vinyl self-bonding is applied to the surface of the refrigerator and level it so that there is no distortion. For convenience, the film is fixed with scotch tape.
- Pasting The upper end of self-bonding is released from the substrate and glued to the refrigerator - in accordance with the previously painted markings. At the same time it is impossible to release the entire roll from the paper base immediately. Work needs to be done carefully - remove the substrate by 5 centimeters, with a smooth movement from top to bottom. Then the film is smoothed from the center to the edges (using a special squeegee or a rag).
To obtain an excellent result, the drawing must be well fitted, this will help avoid the appearance of folds, irregularities and bubbles. During operation, it is important to ensure that the sticker adheres smoothly. It is recommended to start with large elements, it should be finished with small ones. If the film is large, the excess area can be cut with scissors or a cutter.
Sometimes after sticking air bubbles can remain. To remove them, it is enough to make a needle puncture in the middle and smooth the surface. As for the folds, they use a hairdryer to eliminate them. The film is heated by hot air and smoothed by a squeegee.
If there is a need to re-decorate the refrigerator, then the old film must be removed. As a rule, vinyl stickers are easily removed. The edge of the film is extended with a knife and peeled off diagonally. The remaining glue is quickly washed off with hot water. For a more thorough cleaning of the surface, many also use medical alcohol.
At the present time, many prefer to glue the refrigerator with vinyl film. It is fast, inexpensive and original. An old refrigerator, which has lost its aesthetic appearance, can quickly turn into a fashionable and beautiful "little thing." The construction market today is a wide choice of vinyl films, so choosing the right option for decoration will not be difficult. Everyone can try himself as a designer.
Recently, self-adhesive material with photographs, ethno-motifs, flower arrangements and images of animals is in great demand. It is possible to acquire self-bonding both in a single-color design, and in various colors - it all depends on the overall kitchen interior. For lovers of modernity, decorating a refrigerator with a film with a wave-like surface or with patterns in the form of squares and diagonal stripes will be the right decision. If the kitchen is decorated in the style of classics and is filled with wooden furniture, a great option is to glue the refrigerator under the wood.
For those who like to fantasize, a combined pasting of a refrigerator is suitable, in which the color scheme is selected in accordance with the prevailing shades of design in the kitchen. If, for example, the kitchen is decorated in blue, then the refrigerator can be pasted over with blue film. The decoration of the refrigerator in red and black colors also looks beautiful. It all depends on your preferences and fantasy. However, in any case, everything should be done as carefully as possible - only this way the result will be perfect.
How to decorate or update the refrigerator, see the following video.