It often happens so that the repairs made briefly pleases with an impeccable view. Painted or plastered surfaces are covered with a network of cracks, and the wallpaper begin to move away from the walls, to be covered with wrinkles. Avoiding such problems allows preliminary preparation of surfaces – reinforcement (strengthening), alignment, drawing composition for improving adhesion – quite a large amount of work.
It can be replaced by gluing glassball based on fiberglass filaments. It will strengthen the walls and the ceiling, will save from small cracks. The finishing coating will fall smoothly, defects will not arise even when shrinking the walls of the building.
Material is suitable for applying both in residential and office, industrial premises. The main thing is to choose to choose the type of glass cholester.
The glass cholester is used for the draft finish to prevent cracking of the finishing material, its deformation during the shrinkage process. The material is non-woven sheets based on fiberglass threads that are subject to pressing. Material release form – Rolls 1 m wide. Length of material – 20 and 50 m.
GOST dictates various thickens of threads and interlacing them in chaotic order, that provides the reinforcing effect. The density of the material is 20-65 GR / m2. Depending on the purpose of the material, rolls of one or another density are selected. Optimal for internal works is a glass cholester with a density of 30 gr / m2.
Thanks to a small density, the material looks like a translucent canvas, for which he received another name – “Pautinca”. Another name – glass fuel oil.
The peculiarity of the material is the presence of facial and inside. From the inside of the roll is the front side, it is smoother. Pouring more darling for better adhesion with surface.
The glass cholester can be attached to any types of surfaces, including under putty, painting, decorative plaster. Warning the cracking of the finish finish, the material allows the walls to “breathe”.
Pros and cons
The main advantage of the material is the ability to eliminate cracks and deformations of the finish finish. The glass cholester has good adhesion, due to which its dense adjacent to different types of surfaces is ensured.
Material hypoallergenen, since it is based on natural components (quartz or silicate sand), so it can be used even in children’s institutions. Thanks to good vapor permeability, it is possible to get “breathable” surfaces.
Among other “pluses” it is worth highlighting the following:
- Good moisture resistance indicators, so the material is suitable for use in high humidity (bathroom, kitchen);
- fire safety, since the material is not a fuel;
- not affected by fungi, mold;
- non-mentioned material, so that the optimal microclimate is always preserved in the room;
- does not attract dust and pollution;
- high density, which ensures the effect of reinforcement and minor alignment of surfaces;
- Wide temperature range of use (-40 … + 60c);
- the ability to use on different types of surfaces, apply under painting, putty, wallpaper;
- the ability to apply on surfaces subject to increased vibration load;
- A wide scope of application – in addition to strengthening surfaces, glass cholest, as well as fiberglass, can be used in roofing and waterproofing;
- high elasticity and low weight, which simplifies the installation of the glass cholester;
- Small weight.
The disadvantage is the formation of the smallest particles of fiberglass, which appear in the process of cutting and mounting the canvas. If you get on the skin, they are able to cause burn. You can avoid this by protecting open areas of the skin, and respiratory authorities – respirator.
Glassball often refer to the type of glazes. However, such statements are erroneous. Materials are distinguished by production technology: glass windows are made of fiberglass weaving, and glass cholester – from fiberglass threads by pressing. This difference causes the different scope of the materials of the materials: glass windows are used for the finish coating, while the canvas is used to prepare the surface to apply further finish finish.
Malar styling can have different density. Based on this, 3 groups of “Cleafers” stand out:
Density 25 gr / m2
The material is ideal for sticking to the ceiling under painting, so it is also called the ceiling. The low weight of the web does not give the load on the surface and absorbs less paint. Its use is possible on a relatively smooth ceiling with small cracks.
Density 40 gr / m2
Universal glass cholester, the use of which is recommended for more damaged surfaces surfaces than the ceiling. Operational characteristics allow the use of glass cholester of this density for the walls, for ceiling floors, trimmed with a dilapidated plaster, as well as on surfaces with high vibration load. The finishing coating is also diverse, plaster, paint, wallpaper, based on fiberglass coatings or phlizelin.
Density 50 g / m2 or more
Technical features allow the use of material in industrial premises, garages, as well as on surfaces subject to large destruction with deep cracks. This type of “Cleafers” is the most durable, and its use is more costly. Costs are associated with the purchase of the material itself (the higher the density – the more expensive), as well as with the increased glue consumption.
Today in the construction market you can find glassworks of various brands. We offer you a selection of manufacturers who won customer confidence.
The German company occupies a leading place for the production of glass choles. Vitruulan is engaged in the production of wallpaper, including water-reactive, the range is replete with materials and tools for painting works, as well as variations of glass cholester. The manufacturer also produces already painted canvas, a glassball, which simulates tissue textures, has a variety of relief.
Buyers celebrate the high performance properties of the material and, which is important, the lack of fiberglass crumbs with stripping and installation of the canvas. Finally, the manufacturer produces material with a large density variability – from 25 to 300 g / m2,
The company regularly updates its range by offering innovative solutions. So, those who do not want to mess with glue, can purchase a glassball collection “Agua Plus”. It already contains the adhesive composition. “Activate” it can be wetting by conventional water. After that, the glue appears on the surface of the “Cellites”, it is ready for gluing.
Disadvantage of products can be considered a high price. The cost of even unpainted canvases starts from 2000 rubles per roll.
Wellton and Oscar
Products are issued by the Alaxar manufacturing group, which combines leading companies from Germany, Finland, Sweden. The main activity – production of coatings for walls and ceilings. In addition, concomitant products and tools are available.
The brand boasts a wide range that includes both premium class materials and more accessible options. Of the features – a wide selection of material on density (from 40 to 200 g / m2), the possibility of buying material by the Metrah, as well as its high operational properties, including the possibility of multiple staining.
Together with a glassball, you can choose glue to fix it from the same manufacturers, which is very convenient.
The cost of the material is lower (about 1,500 rubles per roll), however it has a property to crumble, and therefore requires workwear for mounting. On the surface of the glass cholester there are minor defects.
From domestic manufacturers of attention deserves the products of companies “Technonikol”, “Hermoplast”, “Isoflex”. The first manufacturer offers glass coolers of high strength, successfully used for the design of industrial premises, roofing isolation, as well as strongly damaged surfaces. The advantage of most domestic glasses is their price availability.
The Russian manufacturer X-Glass is one of those who conduct glass fuel oil production in accordance with European requirements. It is distinguished by the universality of use, perfectly reinforces the surface, hiding small and medium cracks and warning the appearance of new defects. The brand collection is not as diverse compared to European competitors, however, X-Glass products are characterized by price availability. In other words, it is an excellent option for low-budget repair without concessions of the quality of the coating.
According to independent purchasing ratings, the leading positions occupy glass choles brand OSCAR, a little inferior to them products of WELLTON. Many users note that the cost of the roll is higher than average, but a higher price is compensated by the impeccable quality of the material and the simplicity of its application.
WELLTON glass coolers are actively recommended for stickers on the ceiling and plasterboard surfaces, Noting the simplicity of application, good indicators of adhesion, the opportunity for the next day to lead the following finishing work. Of the disadvantages – the appearance of stitching fiberglass particles when mounting.
Those who professionally engaged in the repair of apartments, strongly recommend using wellton, especially in new buildings. It is important to carefully protect your arms and a face from the falling glance, perfect – to wear workwear.
From the purchase of cheap Chinese and domestic glasses, it is better to refuse. The material is spread under the action of adhesive, requires considerable effort to fix it, and with further painting in the joints of the joints sometimes clings to the roller and lags behind the wall.
Sticking of the glass cholester – a simple process that can be performed independently. Before starting work, make sure your hands are protected by gloves, and respiratory organs – respirator. The fact is that particles can form fiberglass when cutting. If you get on the skin, they are able to cause a burn.
The use of the material begins with its cutting. Size of a piece of material you need the one with which it is convenient to work. As a rule, the glass cholester is glued onto the wall immediately from the ceiling to the floor. However, you can split it into 2 parts and glued them one over the other. To fix the “Cleafers” on the ceiling, professionals are recommended to cut the cloth with a length of no more than 1-1.5 m.
Before sticking the material, determine its face. When deploying the roll, it will be inside. Outer side (on which glue is applied) more rough.
Also at the stage of preparatory work should make glue according to the instructions. It should be used adhesive compositions designed specifically for glass cholester. For each type of canvas, their glue is designed. Also suitable adhesive for flieslinic wallpaper, it will keep the glass cholester of any density.
The glass cholester finds use when performing a variety of types of construction and finishing works:
- reinforcement of walls for better finishing finish;
- Preventing the formation of cracks on finishing coating and disguise already existing cracks;
- Preparation of walls to applying a decorative coating – when using glass cholest, you can not put the surface with the finish putty;
- Alignment of walls;
- the creation of original effects on the surface of the finishing coating (for example, the marble effect);
- Use with roofing works as a basis for bitumen mastic (special types of material are used, which improve the adhesion of the roof and mastic);
- protection of the pipeline;
- Waterproofing work – glass cholester is used to strengthen and protect polyethylene canvases;
- Organization of drainage systems.
The material is suitable for applying on any surface – concrete, drywall and can even be glued over the layer of old paint (it is better to scratch the furrows on it to improve the clutch).
Using the “Cleafers” is recommended especially for those surfaces that are subjected to a constant mechanical load. Wallpaper, paint and other materials fixed on top of the glass boat will serve you longer without changing the original attractive look, even if the structure gives shrinkage.
The glued web “Cleafers” allows you to abandon the set of operations. You can not rejuvenate the surface, the finish putty will not need (if you do not plan to glue wallpaper). If the walls are relatively smooth, without chosel, it is enough to fix the glass cholester.
The glued glass coolers dries quickly, and the application of the subsequent finish will be more operational. So you will save time and power on repair.
It is ideal for applying a ceiling coating, because it will provide an impeccable type of finish finish. Glass-rolls glued on the outer corners will help quickly and beautifully stick the wallpaper in this zone.
When applying glue on the glass cholester, it is better to apply it a little more width of the material, because it quickly absorbs glue. When gluing the canvas to the wall, turn it well with a clean rag, and when it slightly “grab” – swipe. This will help liquidate air bubbles from the space between the “Caukin” and the base. After the glass cholester is securely attached to the wall, apply glue to its front side so that it darkens from glue.
The canvas are glued, and after their drying, a well-sharpened sharp knife should be cut off all the protruding parts of the allen. As a result, a smooth surface should remain.
After complete drying, the web can be processed to the finish finish. Since “Pautinka” absorbs paint, you will have to apply it in 2-3 layers, paying attention to the places of joints. For their staining, it is recommended to purchase a special “ward”. Preference should be given to water-based paints, apply them with a roller or a wide brush. Application of the subsequent layer is recommended 10-12 hours after applying the previous.
If desired, the glass cholester can be saved by wallpaper, however, first the surface should be sharpened. By the way, if you apply a layer of putty before staining, it will help reduce paint consumption.
Choosing a glassball for the ceiling, preference should be given to a smaller density material – 20-30 GG / m2 is enough. For wall decoration, more dense canvas are suitable. Usually for repairs in a private or apartment building there is enough glass cholester with a density of 40-50 g / m2.
Drying the canvas is unacceptable so that in the room there was a draft or turned out to be included heaters and other additional heat sources.
Beautiful examples in the interior
The main purpose of the glass cholester is a reinforcing function, but using certain techniques, you can achieve interesting style solutions. For those who want to achieve original surfaces, it is recommended to pay attention to European glass choles that have a certain texture.
It is possible to achieve an interesting effect, causing paint directly to the “Cleathetic” thin layer. The result is the original textured surface. The image in the photo is given with a great magnification, in reality the texture is not so pronounced
If you need perfectly smooth surfaces in painting or wallpaper, use putty. Thanks to this method, you can get a flawless ceiling and walls. On such surfaces, it is possible to use bright glossy shades without fears, which, as you know, are very demanding of the evenness of working grounds.
Get interesting effects by applying relief glassballs and causing paint directly on them. For structural materials it is recommended to choose saturated shades – bordeaux, chocolate, blue, purple on light beige surfaces relief usually “lost”.
Using glass pool under painting – a great solution for bathrooms. It will cost much cheaper cladding facing, but it will look no less attractive. In addition, due to its water resistance and strength, the coating will serve not one year. And if you get tired of the bathroom design, it is enough just to repaint glassball. It is organically like a completely smooth wall and a combination of smooth and textured surfaces.
No less interesting effect can be achieved, staining the same embossed surfaces with different shades.
Finally, with the help of glass cholest, you can achieve the effect of marble surfaces.
What is needed glassball and how to glue it, look in the video below.