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Efex mouldings can be applied to almost any surface – wood, plaster, metal, glass, and terracotta by using contact adhesive.
It is applied to both the back of the appliqué and to surface you’re attaching to. The two surfaces are then pressed together once the glue is dry to the touch.
Efex can be used anywhere around the home including kitchens and bathrooms. Use on furniture, walls, doors, or mirrors. Use to create picture frames and boxes. In fact, if it needs decorating this is the product for you.
They can be used outside too! For garden uses such as terracotta, store inside during extreme winter weather, or in a sheltered area.
Efex can be painted, stained, or even gilded. Just apply your favorite products to get any look your heart desires. Water-based, oil, stain, crackle, you name it! From shabby chic, to elegant French – the possibilities are simply endless.
1. Use pencil or chalk to outline the efex on your project. Chalk is recommended if you are staining the final product.
2. Use ADOS F2 to glue your efex. Brush the glue on the back side of the molding and on the surface you are attaching it to. You do not need a thick coating of glue on either piece. Don’t use epoxy or PVA glues as they will not adhere.
3. Wait until the glue is just dry. Depending upon temperature and humidity this takes around 15 minutes. If the glue is still tacky you won’t get a good bond so patience is key.
4. When the glue is dry to the touch, carefully press the molding onto the glue covered surface. Carefully align the molding.
5. Wait until the contact glue is dry and finish off your project with paint etc.