Read the instructions carefully before installation!
Facade profiles are elements used to provide a striking finish to facades, window and door openings. The products we offer are made from polystyrene with a hardness grade of EPS 100, reinforced with glass fibre mesh and covered with an adhesive mortar resistant to external atmospheric factors. The structure of the profiles facilitates precise processing and adjustment during the installation of the stuccowork using simple tools.
You can only use facade profiles in a decorative capacity, as they cannot carry any structural load.
- Until installation, you should store the profiles indoors, on a dry, level surface, out of direct sunlight.
- Installation is best carried out at a temperature of 5-30°C.
- The standard length of the profiles in our range is 1.20 m or 2 m.
1.Glue the facade moulding to the prepared surface (previously levelled and cleaned) with a high-plastic adhesive for gluing polystyrene foam, e.g. Caparol 190.
- Spread the adhesive evenly on the adhesion plane with a notched trowel in a system similar to the bonding of tiling or stoneware.
- Place the profile against the wall and, pressing gently, move the profile vertically to spread the adhesive over the entire gluing area and to match the line of the parts to be glued.
- Prevent the profile from moving on the damp adhesive by nailing it to the substrate in a place that is easily accessible for filling (once the glue has set, you remove the nails and fill in the gaps with putty adhesive).
Additionally secure large-size profiles with fixed quick-fix dowels or polystyrene dowels.
2.The outer edges of the profiles (the joints of the two profiles being joined) remain unglued for approx. 12 hours during fixing and are 4-5 mm apart. After 12 hours, fill the remaining gap with an elastic mortar used in thermal insulation systems, e.g. Caparol 190 or Caparol Cap-elast Risspachtel, until the 2 elements are flush (use a spatula or damp brush to remove any excess putty). Leave the whole thing to dry for about 8-10 hours.
- Sand the profile joints with 40-60 grit sandpaper until a monolithic surface is achieved. The wall profiles thus prepared are ready for the application of a top coat, e.g. paint or any plaster.
Cut the profiles in length and angle with a mechanical circular saw using a stone disc or hand-held concrete saw.
1. The surface layer of the profiles is suitable for direct painting. Before painting, it is essential that you prime the mouldings with the primer required by the manufacturer of the topcoat (exceptions are paints with an incorporated primer).
2. Paint the profiles only with weather-resistant facade paints with a very high degree of flexibility. We suggest that you choose paints such as:
- Caparol 518 DISCBOCRET Flex-finish (a high-quality flexible paint that covers cracks and scratches and protects against UV radiation).
These instructions are only a guide to help you with the installation and processing of the profiles. The manufacturer will not be held responsible and will not take into account any possible claims for consequences resulting from improper installation and finishing of the facade profiles.
If you would like us to make an arc according to your individual order, please send us the exact dimensions.
Below you will find instructions on how to take the correct arc measurement.
For window and door openings ending in half a circle, it is sufficient for you to provide the diameter of the circle measured inside the opening. Subtract approximately 5 mm from the value obtained to cover any inaccuracies in the arc with the profile, and then fill the inside of the hole flush with the edge of the profile.
For window and door openings ending in another part of the circle, you should provide two dimensions: the span of the arc measured inside the opening and the height of the arc measured from the base of the arc to the highest point.