For Interior walls or ceilings in Homes, Offices or Commercial applications such as Hotel/Motels, Restaurants, Theatres and the like.
Our reliefs are DIY friendly, light weight and can be installed by any builder or home handy person using most construction grade wall adhesives and can be Installed over most standard building surfaces such as Gyprock/Plaster, Timber, Block work or Concrete. Your Relief will arrive in a number of sections, depending on the size and will be clearly marked or labelled for easy matching when mounting into place and will also have a simple to follow instruction guide for surface preparation and installation to assist. Our friendly staff are also available at any time during normal business hours should you need our advice or have any questions prior to installation so please feel free to call or write using any of the options on our “contact” page and we’ll be only too happy to assist.
Ready to paint … Your Relief will arrive sealed or primed and ready for painting all you need do is apply your chosen paint colour or whatever finish you are going to use once the Relief is mounted in place on the wall and all joints are sanded and filled.
Construction: Very light weight PU or Polyurethane board.
Weight: 1m2 @ 50mm thick weighs in at only 5 kgs.
Relief size: Limited only by your imagination and the available space for the finished design.
Outer edge: Min thickness - 7mm / Max thickness of 150mm.
Joints: Each panel is butted hard up against the adjoining panel (No Gaps)
Relief size - limited only by your imagination and the available space for the finished design. Head over to our sales & enquiries section to request a free quotation or lodge a design request.
Our Relief’s are manufactured from “Green material” and our waste is either recyclable or compostable as we aim to minimize our footprint on the environment.
HOW TO INSTAL:
Preparation of surfaces:
Proper surface preparation is critical any time an Epoxy or Polyurethane is used to bond to another surface Generally speaking, the bond surfaces should be clean and abraded or sanded for optimum results. Glossy surfaces or oil contamination will drastically reduce the bond strength or prevent bonding altogether as will old and lose or flakey paint.
Use appropriate solvents such as Methanol or Acetone to wipe clean the wall and remove any oil or grease coatings and/or using a light to medium abrasive paper to lightly sand off lumps and glossy paints creating an abrasive or rough bonding surface and then again wipe clean and remove any dust before proceeding further.
Just repeating the Wall surface should be clean, primed and stable. Wallpapers or old loose paint should be removed and the surface area where the relief is to be mounted should be perfectly flat and smooth to facilitate the best possible joins and to avoid excessive filling and sanding once in place.
Fixing or Mounting:
Locate the exact position and starting point on your wall where the Relief will be mounted and place both a Vertical and a Horizontal line at that point - it is recommended, particularly with larger Reliefs, to glue the bottom row first allowing it to dry firmly before proceeding further which in turn will give you a solid level base to work from as you move upwards - take your time and ensure each panel is butted together as tightly as you can get them to minimize filling and sanding later.
Important note about the adhesive process -
The adhesive should be applied evenly across the wall surface using a 2 - 3 mm notched trowel. The glue should be sufficiently fluid enough for any excess to flow out the sides and be cleaned off before drying. No glue is needed on the sides however a thinned down and light wiping can be applied on the joins filling any gaps prior to painting but avoiding staining through the paint.
Our Reliefs are manufactured with an accuracy of 0,5 mm but it may happen that during installation on an uneven surface or with uneven layers of adhesive that gaps or misalignment will occur hence we stress again the importance of surface preparation.
Sanding and filling:- can be performed best by using 200 - 150 grade paper placed on a rubber backed block taking great care not to dig in deep but just rubbing lightly due to the complex surface of the Relief finish. Filling of the gaps can be done using liquid or flexible polyurethane fillers or putties easily available at most hardware stores.
Any damage or cracks can be filled using acrylic spackling paste. Do not leave excess filler or spackling paste to dry completely as fillers often require more sanding than the Relief material. The spackling paste must be delicately ground or sanded while still in semi dry state.
Do not leave the Relief unpainted as ultraviolet light and light in general with cause fading and darkening of the surface areas.
We recommend only good quality paints be used, either latex or oil based and for the best results we recommend a spray painted finish whereby you can precisely control and regulate the stream for an even and smooth finish with the best coverage obtained after 2 or 3 coat’s.
Obviously as brand names and there product codes and names vary worldwide we cannot recommend any one particular paint you should be using however your local paint stores and paint departments in the large hardware stores will best advise you in that regard.
Our friendly staff are also available at any time during normal business hours should you need our advice or have any questions prior to installation so please feel free to call or write using any of the options on our “contact” page and we’ll be only too happy to assist.