List of tools required for work:
- Screw gun.
- Level (in this case, water is used).
- Gas cannon.
- Stationery knife.
List of materials:
- Fabric (made to order in size, taking into account the corners and transitions of the room).
- Decorative insert.
- Lights + neon tape.
Before starting work with a stretch ceiling, you should definitely do the wiring: determine the number of lamps and their location, which will provide good lighting. In this case, the lighting is presented in the form of 5 lamps, without a chandelier (one central, four circular).
To create night light, an original solution was invented – a neon tape under the ceiling. It is based on a metal profile.
Under the ceiling, the light will not be as bright, but slightly diffused.
After we figured out the lighting, we move on to the stretch ceiling itself.
The first step is to install an aluminum profile around the perimeter of the entire ceiling.
We check the accuracy of fastening using a water level (for more convenience, use a laser level).
Then we fix the canvas at 4 corners using a special strong thread.
After you have pulled the canvas, the process of heating the room with a gun begins to about 60-70 degrees.
It is necessary for one person to work with the gun, and the second, using a spatula, pulls the canvas under the profile, stretching it evenly.
Most of the work has been done. It remains to cut holes for the lamps and install them.
The ceiling is ready! We install a triple switch to get 3 levels of light: central, side and neon lights.
The last stage is the design of the joints with a decorative insert. You need to get into the grooves of the profile that you installed at the beginning. So this insert will be fixed and will hold for many years. It is permissible to use a ceiling plinth instead of this insert.
In general, about $ 100 was spent on the material. If you contact the company, the installation will cost $ 15 per square meter, only 13 squares, which will total $ 195. Renting a heat gun per day costs about $ 10.
If you decide to stretch the ceiling in your house, then doing it on your own is not so difficult..