Proper Procedure Of Wrapping/Covering Kitchen Cupboard Doors With Vinyl
The kitchen is regarded as a busy area at home that is having durable, best quality kitchen cabinets, drawers, as well as cupboards which are a good investment. Vinyl-wrapping is the best thing in terms of durability, this is because they don't chip as well as scratch easily. Besides that, such doors can easily repel moisture. The proper procedure to cover or wrap kitchen cupboard doors with vinyl is as follows:
Step 1: Preparation, Peel & Stick
- Before applying the vinyl to wrap the kitchen cupboard surface, it is important to make sure that the surface is clean. For that use a general cleaner to remove all the surface contaminants that can hinder adhesion capabilities of the vinyl.
- If the surface is uneven, chipped as well as in peeling condition, then sand or scrape off the cupboard as this will help to create an attractive and clean look.
- Once the surface is dry, measure the piece of vinyl and then cut to the desired shape and it is advisable to make sure to leave a 2-inch gap on all sides for the easier handling. Then, peel off the liner backing from the vinyl and secure it on the place into its desired position.
- With the help of a flat edge or the squeegee, using the moderate pressure start from the middle then to the outwards, push any of the trapped air to the edges of the panel until there is no air bubble. With the help of a heat gun apply light pressure, to seal the vinyl on the kitchen cupboard.
Step 2: Corners & Edges
- With the help of a sharp blade, slit at the corner of the panel at about 45- degree angle. This will be the first step in making cleaner edges.
- For the easier detailing simply fold the edge on the adjacent side. Use a sharp blade, and trim away the excess vinyl but leave about 3 to 5mm wrap all around the edge. This seam will help for a long-term application without peeling.
- Apply the film all over the under-fold and then align the excess for the clean trim. Simply hold down the tip of the excess, and then carefully cut out the excess from the edge as this will give a seamless look.
- After the corner is fully flush, then heat, press and seal the vinyl on the cupboard. Next, use the blade to cut the excess from the edges. For the better detailing, position the flat part of the blade and simply use the edge of the panel as a guide while cutting out the straight lines. Finally, apply the heat and pressure on all the edges to seal wrap into the cupboard for the long-term.