HPL corners

The materials to tidy up HPL (High Pressure Laminates) corners and the joints between HPL is something that cannot be choosen haphazardly and really requires expertise. So often HPL work that is not neat and hasty actually results in messy work results. To tidy up the corners of the HPL, precision and patience are required.

There are various techniques and materials used to tidy up HPL corners so that they are not visible so that the furniture looks neat and beautiful. Apart from the craftsman's skill and accuracy in cutting HPL, the filling material for HPL joints must also be considered. The following is how to tidy up the HPL connection and the filling material:

Using Wood Paint

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Illustration: Wood Paint

Wood paint can be used to disguise the presence of HPL connection points. But you have to use wood paint with the exact same color as the HPL color. There should not be the slightest difference in brightness. Especially if the color is clearly different. Because even the slightest color difference can cause the appearance of the furniture to become streaky and appear untidy. Furniture like this will certainly look unattractive and cause its value to decrease drastically. Use this wood paint the same as when you are painting furniture.

Using HPL Markers

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Illustration: HPL Marker

Actually, there are coloring materials specifically intended for HPL, one of which is that you can use HPL markers or HPL crayons. HPL markers will produce better colors than HPL crayons. HPL markers are available in various colors. These include brownish grey, light grey, medium grey, wood brown, light brown, blue, and so on. Once again, we remind you to choose an HPL marker with the exact same color as the HPL color so that the results blend together and are not streaky.

Using Putty

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Illustration: Putty

Putty is a material made specifically to fill furniture pores that are quite large in size. The caulking process must be carried out before a furniture product is given a finishing layer. The goal is to even out the surface of the furniture. If the HPL coating on your furniture doesn't look neat, you can also use putty. Simply apply this putty to the area of the joint in question, then sand it until it is smooth. You may have to do it several times to get good results.

Using Edging

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Illustration: HPL Edging

Edging can also be used to tidy up the boundaries of HPL connections so that they are not too visible. Edging is made of PVC material. The shape resembles masking tape. You can install edging right at the connection points. Then press firmly so that the edging sticks neatly. When compared to putty, edging is easier to apply. You just need to paste edging in the field in question. So a few moments later the area will immediately look neat and the connection marks will no longer be visible.

The many brands and types of HPL on the market require us to choose the right quality for our project. Being wise in making choices will make clients and consumers satisfied with our work. Getting around cheap HPL materials and reducing the agreed specs can actually create blunders and problems for us.

Always make sure to choose high quality HPL to provide results that are neater, more beautiful and of course long lasting. Don't be tempted by cheap prices but it will cause a lot of problems in the near future. And choose a technique for smoothing HPL joints that suits the applicator's skills to provide satisfactory results.

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