How do you cut vinyl lattice?
Start by cutting your vinyl lattice. Cut through the lattice joint by joint using a circular saw with a vinyl-cutting blade. If you don't have a vinyl-cutting blade, you can use another fine-toothed blade. Ease the saw or blade carefully through the lattice.
Smaller aviation snips are best for cutting trim pieces to precise lengths and shapes. That's not to say that there aren't power tools for the job, too. A standard circular saw fitted with a fine-toothed plywood cutting blade will cut vinyl cleanly and quickly. (It works best to put the blade in the saw backwards.)
- Pull the zip tool downward and out to unhook the bottom lip, then slide it along the edge, pulling the siding out as you go. Then unzip any pieces above the damaged piece. Hold them out of the way with your elbow while you pry out the nails that hold the damaged piece in place (Photo 2).
- Vinyl siding lends itself to recycling because it is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-- a thermoplastic that can be repeatedly ground up, I-e-melted, and formed into a variety of new products. The industry refers to this as recycling “in-house scrap” because the material never leaves the production facility.
- Although more difficult to recycle than some other plastics, vinyl (also known as polyvinyl chloride, PVC, and plastic #3) can be melted down and repurposed. It is not always accepted by municipal recycling programs, so you may want to check before throwing it in your curbside bin.
- Fit a circular saw with a fine-toothed plywood-cutting blade.
- Lie a strip of vinyl siding on a flat work table.
- Hold the strip of siding and the carpenter's square steady on the table with one hand.
- Place a strip of siding on the work table and align the place you plan to cut it with the edge of the table.
- Cover Popcorn Ceilings. Fortunately, in most cases, it's not necessary because you can easily cover up that unsightly texture with ceiling panels or planks. Most options easily install directly over your existing popcorn ceiling using the Easy Up track and clip installation system.
- Painting the tiles/grids in place is the fastest solution. However, rolling a drop ceiling in place is difficult as the panels tend to move plus the grid surface varies from tile surface. Keep tiles flat when painting or they may warp. It may be necessary to mark panels to return them to the same place.
- You can paint over ceramic tile walls in a bathroom, but you will lose some of the interesting characteristics of tile since the grout lines will be the same color as the tile. Also, you will have better luck if you avoid painting tile which receives a lot of water or wear, such as: Tile floor.
Updated: 2nd October 2019