Foiling the kitchen: you should consider this before buying the foils
Before you start foiling, you need to select the right foil. This decision is not so easy from a visual point of view alone, because the foils are available in all imaginable colors and patterns. Apart from that, you should place particularly high demands on the foils for the kitchen:
- Since the kitchen is one of the most heavily used rooms, it is worth investing a few euros more in the foils. In addition to the use of the cabinets, the foils are also exposed to greater stress from moisture, among other things. You can therefore also obtain special kitchen foils from specialist retailers which, in addition to being impact and tear-resistant, are also rot and fire-resistant.
- For a foil five meters long and around 60 centimeters wide, you have to reckon with a price of 15 euros and more. Depending on the size of the kitchen and the foil selected, the foiling of the cupboards can cost you a few hundred euros.
- You will know relatively precisely what costs you will ultimately face as soon as you have measured your kitchen cabinets. To be on the safe side, however, you should also factor in two or three rolls of film.
- Tip: The evening before wrapping, roll up the foil and weigh it down with books or similarly heavy objects. This way, the foil does not always roll up again later when it is attached.
Foiling kitchen cabinets: tips
After the kitchen cabinets have been measured and you have decided on a film, you can start with the film:
- In addition to the film, you only need a few utensils for the renovation. This includes a rubber squeegee. Alternatively, use a wallpaper smoother or window squeegee. You will also need a cutter, scissors, a ruler, and a screwdriver.
- You can of course wrap the kitchen cabinet in one piece, but it is better if you dismantle the doors and drawers beforehand. To wrap, place the respective cabinet part on a stable surface such as the kitchen table.
- Before you start wrapping, clean the cupboards with a grease-dissolving cleaning agent; water with a tip of dish soap is usually sufficient. In addition, examine the cupboard surfaces for bumps, which you may need to smooth over.
- Then apply the precisely cut films to the flat and grease-free surfaces. Slowly stick the film on a piece by piece. To do this, pull down the paper on the back about fifty centimeters and press the film firmly. Before you start the next section, check whether the film is still running in a straight line.
- Once you have attached the entire film, go over the surface again with the rubber squeegee to smooth it out. Carefully guide the rubber squeegee from the center outwards. If a bubble has formed anywhere, pierce it with a fine needle and smooth out the area.