The front door is an important part of any home. It personifies the reliability and beauty of the home, so it is very important that it be stylish, modern and durable. But no matter how wonderful the door is, without neat slopes it will never look worthy. It is important to understand which slopes are suitable for the design of the room and the door and, having decided, take on the job.
How to make slopes?
What steps are needed to handle the slopes of the front door:
- Ensuring tightness.
- Cleaning the work surface.
- Stucco slopes of the front door.
First, you need to trim the box of the front door to ensure adequate heat and sound insulation. Various sealants can be used for this. Conventional foam is suitable. After the foam hardens, immediately cut off the protruding sections.
Work surface cleaning
Before plastering, it is necessary to trim the front door with a protective film and masking tape, remove all protruding elements, dirt and irregularities of the old plaster or mounting foam, which will interfere in the future. We clean it all with the help of hand tools: a scraper, a spatula, a perforator.
In order for the solution layer to lie better on the surface, to be more durable and resistant to cracks, it is necessary to apply a layer of contact primer to the slope. Drying of the primer lasts approximately 3-4 hours. After sustaining this time, you can proceed to the next step.
You can take any ready-made plaster mixture for this purpose on a gypsum or cement basis. Perforated corners can take on the function of the so-called lighthouse, an even element on which the support of the spatula will go. To do this, they are fixed to the corners with dowels, nails.
Getting to the plaster. We apply the mixture in bulk portions to the surface, after which the trowel aligns with the beacon, without trying to achieve perfect smoothness.
Types of finishes
Consider the most interesting and popular types:
- Putty and further painting.
- Installation of plastic or drywall construction.
- Use of decorative plaster.
Puttying and painting the slopes in the tone of the walls of the room, this is not a difficult option to implement, which everyone can do. Diluted with water to the desired consistency, the gypsum mixture is applied to already plastered slopes. With a spatula all existing irregularities are aligned. Then, after drying, the surface is grouted with an abrasive mesh until smooth. The final step is staining.
After plastering, it is possible to glue the slopes with various materials: MDF, plastic, drywall and even wood. To do this, apply the adhesive base to the surface and firmly press a sheet of material to it. This is much easier to do than putty, but it all depends on the design of the room and how this panel will be combined with the rest of the room. Examples of such work are visible in the photo.
You can also install dobors suitable in color to the front door. First, the side parts are attached, and then the upper one on special brackets. This is quite expensive because special tools are needed, such as a jigsaw, for example. A professional can do this job better.
A new trend in interior and exterior decoration is decorative plaster. An interesting representative is the bark beetle plaster. It is very strong and resistant to external influences, durable. It is usually applied on a flat surface, on the base plaster. Using a special aluminum grater, we draw along the surface in different directions, depending on which pattern you like.
It looks very impressive and unusual, fits well into a different interior. You can verify this yourself by looking at our photos.
We can say that there are many different ways how to make your front doors, or rather their slopes interesting, unusual, suitable for the interior of the house. It is possible to do it yourself in a short period of time. The main thing is to have a desire and desire for this. For greater self-confidence, we suggest you watch a video where the main stages of decoration are displayed.