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Let’s be honest among DIY enthusiasts: it’s always a fantastically good feeling to give a piece of furniture a new, even more beautiful life in your home, isn’t it? For example, with a makeover with one or more of the ingeniously versatile d-c-fix® adhesive foils. However, corners, edges and curves can be tricky to cover. But don’t worry: to help you master challenging DIY areas like these with confidence, we asked our professionals for tips & tricks – and also show you specific examples using d-c-fix® Birch adhesive foil.
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Here are the d-c-fix® professional tips for best results
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For covering curves, it is recommended to heat the d-c-fix® adhesive foil slightly with a hot-air gun – for this purpose, select the lowest heat setting of the hot-air gun. Use the hot air to carefully heat the foil, pull it to the desired shape on the piece of furniture and work it firmly into place.
Start by cutting the foil diagonally at the corners. Then first press on the foil of the shorter sides of the dresser at the edge and fold around the corner.
Cut off any excess foil. Then press the longer foil side onto the edge so that the ends of the shorter sides disappear behind it.
Finally, cut off any protruding foil at the corner with a utility knife and work the adhesive foil firmly into place on all edges again using the smoothing blade.
Smooth the foil firmly into place on the table surface using the smoothing blade. Then cut off the protruding foil along the table edge with the utility knife. To do this, hold the utility knife at a slight angle, position it on the edge and run it along the edge while cutting.
Small air pockets can form, especially when covering larger surfaces – such as the top and side surfaces here. You can puncture these bubbles with a fine needle and then carefully smooth them out with the squeegee.