Construction Notes


1. Preparation


  • • Check in advance the substrate surface and other construction site conditions that may occur during the installation.
  • - MDF. The use of uniform specifications in thickness and density of MDF is necessary to ensure proper film adhesion and effective flame retardant performance.
  • - PAINTED SUBSTRATE. Check painted substrate from dust, stains, peeling and damage. Nail or screw holes must be filled with putty and sand until even and smooth.
  • - METAL OR IRON. Metal surface must be cleaned with thinner or water to get rid of dirt, stains, and oil. Welding joint parts must be applied with putty and sanded until smooth. Surface must be cleaned and dust free.
  • • Upon purchase of interior film material, check product if it is the correct pattern and code. Inspect the product for
  • surface damage, discoloration or unevenness of color, or any manufacturing defects.
  • • Film installation should be done in a clean and dust free environment. Other works such as carpentry,
  • electrical, plumbing and painting works must be finished before film can be installed.

2. Substrate Preparation


  • • Substrate surfaces such as wood, plyboard, MDF, etc. must be applied with putty and sanded until smooth and even. Joints, corners and edges must also be even and smooth.

3. Primer Application


  • • For substrate boards such as wood, MDF and Plyboards, primer absorption is higher. Thus, must be applied 2 to 3 times ensuring every last application is completely dry.

4. Construction Methods


  • • Make sure to cover the entire surface especially the edges and sides when installing.
  • • Product batch color variations may exist between same code patterns.
  • • Product Batch Management is very important. Make sure the interior film installed in the same area has the same BATCH or LOT Numbers to prevent color differences.
  • • For products with special surface treatments such as ELEINA (EL, EP) series, WOOD Series (CW, DW, NW) and MONOCHROME Series (RB,RS), re-application of LG PM04 water-based primer to the joints and connections to ensure strong adhesion and no lifting.

5. Construction Notes for Special Products

NATURE CRAFT Series

- Butt joint connection is recommended for this series because of its Embossed Surface.

- The use of heat gun is not recommended for this series because of their special multi-layer structure. It may cause peeling and wrinkling if heated.

- For butt joint connections, it is recommended to use the backside of the film (where release film is located) for slicing and cutting. The topside may not achieve straight lines during cutting due to its textured finish.

HIGH GLOSS series

- In order to achieve the high gloss effect, installation should be done in a clean and dust free environment.

- The substrate must also be flat, smooth, and dust free to ensure nothing is trapped between the film and the substrate. Small particles trapped in-between will be highly prominent and will cause an orange-peel appearance.

- High Gloss Series is tough and hard than the other series. Re-application of the primer and vigorous pressing by hand on the edges and the corner parts is necessary to achieve the best highlight effect and to prevent lifting and peeling.

 

6. Other Considerations


- Consult LG Hausys authorized dealers and distributors of the proper installation methods and procedures.

- Installation methods must be applied in accordance to the manufacturer's installation guidelines.

- The use of the LG Film dedicated primer is highly recommended. PM02 (oil paint), PM04 (water-based primer)

- LG Hausys Film manufacturing date must be within two years before installation to ensure optimum adhesion.