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  • Benefits of using ACP Panels

    ACP is short for Aluminum Composite Panels. These are panels that are used in construction as building cladding materials especially for modern buildings.

    ACP panels are made from two aluminium sheets that are bonded to a non aluminium core.

    Some may refer to ACP panels as the most valuable material and blessing for modern construction. This might be because they have a unique seamless finishing which helps to bring a modern feel to modern buildings.

    The other reason why ACP Panels are so valuable is because they are both very strong and durable and they can withstand a lot of pressure. This helps in turn because they make buildings stronger and help them resist a lot of pressure.

    Here are some Benefits of using ACP Panels.

    Economic

    Aluminum, the main material used for making ACP Panels is very cheap which means when you use ACP panels, you'll get massive value for money because they are affordable.

    Very Light In Weight

    When you use ACP Panels, you won't have to worry about having to hire a crane or large horsepower trucks for your transportation needs. Aluminum is a very light material which explains why Aluminium Composite Panels are very light in weight.

    Resistance to Elements

    When you use Aluminum Composite Panels, you won't ever have to be worried about how the rainfall or heat is going to impact them.

    This is because Aluminum is a metal that is resistant to corrosion and the panels that are made using it are very strong and very durable. Whatever the weather, you will go without being worried.

    Wide range of color choices

    With Aluminum Composite Panels, you get a wide range of color choices. This is because, it is very simple to replicate aluminum to the color of any naturally made material.

    You get a wide range of uses.

    ACP Panels can be easily shrinked or expanded to your preferred size which makes them easily applicable for any use. This means you are not limited to a fixed range of options. Your options will be plenty.

  • How to Paint Wood-Paneling

    Sometimes in life you meet someone and you two instantly click, and before you know it both of you are at the altar saying “I do”. This is something everybody goes through and I’m pretty sure you have too; after that you two wanted kids, you tried and now you two are expecting. Thankfully you had made enough money in your life that you can afford a nice house for you and your family, you could buy a house. You had a really great offer but the only thing that’s off putting is the wood paneling that looks like its straight out of the 1970s, of course it can be worked on so you take the house and now want to work on fixing that little problem. This is how you paint your wooden panels:

    Cleaning:

    Start by cleaning the wooden panels with a damp rag. This will remove any dirt or dust as well as remove any oil or grease, though for maximum effect use some sort of cleaner along with it.

    Putty:

    Next up you apply the putty and fill any small holes and imperfections that are on the surface. Allow this to dry and then proceed to the next step.

    Sanding:

    Sand the paneling with 100 grit sandpaper using a pole sander, sanding block, or orbital sander. This will take the sheen off the finish, which will allow the paint to adhere to it better. Don't get carried away and sand the surface down to the bare wood -- just enough to rough up the existing finish. Do the same to wood trims in additions to wooden panels, just use a hand sander. Clean the walls with a damp cloth when completed.

    Protection:

    Cover the floor with drop cloths, and mask any areas you wish to protect with painter's tape.

    Roller selection:

    Use a roller with a medium nap to paint the paneling. It should have a long enough nap to fill the vertical grooves in the paneling, but short enough to leave a smooth surface.

    Primer and paint:

    You can’t just go ahead and apply paint to the wood, that will be very sloppy work indeed. You need to prime it first with a latex stain blocking primer; once the primer has dried, topcoat it with two coats of latex wall paint.

    Repeat for Trim:

    Prime the trim with a primer. Topcoat the trim using either oil or latex enamel as desired.

     

    That is the end for a step by step walkthrough on how to paint wood paneling. To paint wooden panels requires a lot of time and energy, but the end result looks great. And compared to the alternative it requires the least effort, I.e removing the wall completely and putting in a drywall. In any case, you now know enough to take care of any paint jobs on wooden panels you may possibly have. If you’re not really confident about it, you can always hire a professional.

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