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HOW TO INSTALL ARTYFLEX DECORATIVE PROFILES

The feasibility, originality and ease of installation are undoubtedly the main attributes of the ARTYFLEX FLEXIBLE DECORATIVE AND SELF-ADHESIVE PROFILES.

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BEFORE STARTING
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
STEP BY STEP
FINISHINGS
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Another big advantage is the neat and quiet installation, allowing for the application of the product in any condition, including facilitating the reformation of preexisting environments. The “DO IT YOURSELF" installation process is designed to achieve the highest level of finishing quality. The flexibility of the product makes it possible to produce notches and high-level precision connections, eliminating the time usually spent with pastes or silicones.




BEFORE STARTING

• Keep the profiles in their original packaging so as not to adhere dirt and/or contamination of the self-adhesive system;• Do not put any weight on the profiles, as it may damage the surface;
• Make sure the wall is level.
• Clean the surface on which the profile will be attached.
• Do not apply Artyflex profiles on walls with an preexisting humidity, mold and especially dust problem.

• To ensure the quality of the installation, never apply profiles in these situations:

Unfinished walls.

Brick walls.

Wall with moisture.

Peeling walls.

Wall with mold.

Textured walls.




MATERIALS AND TOOLS

We recommend Artyflex accessories for better installation quality


1. TEMPLATES

GB02

Template for Artyflex Baseboards, Middle Trim and Ceiling Trim 15mm. For cutting 45° and 90° angles. Always use the template with the arrow pointed downwards. Read the instructions on the template label.

GB01

Angled template for cutting at 33.5 degrees. Ideal for cutting Artyflex Ceiling Trim. Always use the template with the arrow pointed downwards. Read the instructions on the template label.

GB03

Template for Artyflex Baseboards, Middle Trim and Ceiling Trim from 15mm/up to 15cm.To make 45º and 90º degree angles. Always use the template with the arrow pointed downwards. Read the instructions on the template label.

GB10

Template for Artyflex Baseboards, Middle trim and Ceiling trim up to 15cm /ECO line. To make 45º and 90° degreeangles. Always use the template with the arrow pointed downwards. Read the instructions on the template label.


2. CUTTING TOOL (for a better cut, use a small 9 mm cutting tool, do not use a 18 mm cutter as shown below:


3. MEASURING TAPE

Use the measuring tape to take the exact measurements before cutting.

4. ARTYFLEX INSTANT GLUE (Joint Glue –Joint connection)

Artyflex Instant Glue. Used to join 45º and 90º degree profiles.

5. ARTYFLEX MULTIMASS

Multi Mass Finish. Used to for finishing and fixing all possible wall irregularities.

6. ARTYFLEX ACRYLIC CAULK

Artyflex acrylic caulk (FIXED GLUE). Ideal for gluing and sealing Trims, Door Frames, Ceiling Trim, Middle Trim and accessories that are not SELF-ADHESIVE. Always use a Fixed Glue to guarantee the quality of an Artyflex profile.


7. CLEANING CLOTH

Use a clean cloth to retain a perfect installation process.

8. SPONGE

Use a sponge to remove any excess of caulk or other substances.




STEP BY STEP



1 – Start by cutting a 45º angle, using the Ceiling/Middle Trim template with the arrow pointing downwards.

 2 – Remove plastic lining of the profile and affix it starting from the right corner towards the left.

3 – Take the second profile and make a 45º cut. Join the two angles and mark the bar according to the measurement of the wall.

4 – Cut at the mark, remove the plastic lining from the second bar and affix to the wall, while using Artyflex Instant Glue to join the angles. Continue with the same process on the next profiles.

5 – To firmly affix the profiles, cut the last bar to be placed longer by 0.5 cm to 1 cm. First join and glue together the two angles of the profiles so that it creates a bubble in the center of the Profile. Press on the profile from the end towards the center until the bar affixess nugly on to the wall.



1 – Apply the caulking glue to the edges of the profiles to be installed and affix them by pressing them against the ceiling and wall, starting from the left and moving right.

PLACE THE TEMPLATE WITH THE ARROW POINTED DOWNWARDS.
Cut 1 – Insert the profile with the design facing away from you. Cut it with the cutting tool in a single movement.
Cut 2 – Rotate the template 180° degrees. Insert the profile with the design facing you. Cut it with the cutting tool in a single movement.

PLACE THE TEMPLATE WITH THE ARROW POINTED DOWNWARDS.
Cut 1 – Insert the profile with the design facing you and cut it with the cutting tool in a single movement.
Cut 2 – Rotate the template 180 degrees. Insert the profile with the design facing away from you. Cut with the cutting tool in a single movement.




FINISHINGS

SEALING
To guarantee the quality of the installation, we recommend the sealing of upper and lower edges of the profiles with Artyflex acrylic adhesive (CAULKING GLUE) or Artyflex Multi Mass:

After the application of the caulk (Caulking Glue or Multi-Mass), clean up any excess with a damp sponge


PAINTING
We always advise you to paint the profiles only after installation. Our profiles can receive any type of paint, but we indicate WATER BASED SYNTHETIC ENAMEL or LATEX PAINT, as they have the same flexibility as Artyflex products.


MAINTENANCE
Maintenance of Artyflex products is very simple and easy, since all you need is a cloth with neutral soap.




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