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Laminate On Indoor Perf?

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Hip Pocket, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Hip Pocket

    Hip Pocket New Member

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    Is (spray) laminate needed for indoor perf vinyl? From what I'm seeing it's value is UV/chemical protection and water repellant from holes...We have a customer that wants perf on an inside door? Thanks.
     
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  2. ledhead

    ledhead New Member

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    We use a clear cold laminate on most of our indoor perfs. It is not quite necessary if they are not in direct sunlight but it speeds up application. Also if they are in a well trafficked area where they could be rubbed up against it provides protection from scratches and the like.
     
  3. Hip Pocket

    Hip Pocket New Member

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    Thanks for the info. What about using a spray laminate?
     
  4. ledhead

    ledhead New Member

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    We only use wet laminates when our perf is sized bigger than our laminate width. We try to avoid that so I will not be much help. Sorry
     
  5. Hip Pocket

    Hip Pocket New Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Spray laminate with perf takes some practice. It can fill the holes and become cloudy or chip off during installation.
     
  7. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    On the rare occasion we install perf indoors, we don't laminate it. Unlaminated perf is super easy to install since it's full of holes.

    Make sure the client understands that if you install perf on the interior side of an exterior window (facing the interior), it may be hard to see during the day unless the interior lighting is quite bright.
     
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  8. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I agree, much easier to install unlam perf. Indoors shouldn't require it.
     
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