How to hide a radiator for plasterboard

In this article, we will discuss how to properly close the battery plasterboard heating.


We divide the process into three stages:

First stage - preparatory.

It is necessary to make accurate measurements of the battery, in order to know how much material you need and what kind of finish you best.

This is followed by selection of the drywall. Plasterboard is a sheet with both sides coated linerboard having a gypsum core. He is an environmentally friendly material, so it's perfect for decoration in the house.

Finishing - an important aesthetic stage. The market today offers a lot of kinds of different shades and colors of drywall. We are also to disguise radiators is suitable for both ceiling and wall drywall.

Further, together with plasterboard need to purchase the parts needed to mask our radiators:

  • profile 27h60 mm;
  • screws;
  • screwdriver;
  • drill;
  • hacksaw;
  • plugs;
  • liquid Nails.

Second phase - manufacturing framework.

This is the most crucial stage in order to close the radiators, so you must use the level or plumb. The frame can be made of profile or tree. Of wood - it is easier.

For a profile on the floor along the wall with liquid nails or screws fixed rail.

In the lower pane of the window profile 27 is mounted. Then strictly horizontal level fastened webs of the profile 60.

plasterboard sheet is a relatively strong material so sufficiently be five webs of two meters long. To finish fixing points is most often used furniture edges.

We need to make sure that they are ready all the necessary details of the construction. With the help of screws do furnish plasterboard panels, "forcing" their heads are flush.

Next, you need all the putty and paint. Now instead of paint or wallpaper, you can use adhesive tape, which may be better suited to your interior, they can be of different colors, with an ornament or finish any materials. In color they are different, can satisfy the needs of almost any user.

Before closing the battery finish, it is recommended to take photographs, to know exactly where the attaching drywall. Upon completion of the repair, we will be able to restore their original appearance.

Close radiator best moisture-resistant drywall. Sometimes condensation appears on the surface of the heating radiators. To avoid damage to the finish, it is better to use water-resistant drywall. It has a standard thickness - 12.5 mm.

If you have a desire to leave access to the battery heating, it is possible to use a variety of removable panels or hatches, which are also present in abundance in the construction market.

The third stage - the production of the top cover to close the battery. It is best to make such cover, which then can be removed. Mistresses often do general cleaning, including washing and heating radiators.

Not to form a home once the dust collector in the form of a closed heating the battery, it is best to do a removable lid, and in case of unplanned repair removable lid will be very handy, because access to the radiator can be arranged very quickly, moreover, does not finish suffer.

But we should also take into account the fact that drywall - not very durable material, it can be damaged when not enough careful operation. It is necessary to make ventilation holes in the lid, needed to dissipate heat.

I advise you to read more:

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