How to apply Efex Mouldings

How to apply Efex Mouldings
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 favourite 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.

How to use

1. Use pencil to outline the efex on your project. Chalk is recommended if you are staining the final product.
2. Use contact adhesive (eg: Ados) to glue your efex. Brush the glue on the back side of the moulding and on the surface you are attaching it to, keeping inside the pencil lines. Don’t use epoxy or PVA glues as they will not adhere.
3. Wait until the glue is nearly 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 moulding onto the glue covered surface. Carefully align the moulding.
5. Wait until the contact glue is dry and finish off your project with paint etc. 
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