Ceilings offer designers a large canvas to create a distinctive interior feature, especially in commercial or office projects. A seamless, continuously perforated acoustic plasterboard ceiling adds an impressive touch to any interior design project. However, it’s also important to select the right product and finish to achieve the desired design objectives.

Au.diBoard VoglFuge from Atkar combines advanced German engineering, high quality materials and years of research and development to deliver a stunning, continuously perforated acoustic ceiling. Achieving the perfect VoglFuge finish comes from good installation practice combined with quality paints and specified application methods resulting in a minimum finished dry film thickness of 75 microns.

That’s not all. Factors such as lighting and paint colour selection can make or mar the design outcomes and must be finalised at the design stage.

Plasterboard and paint systems must be installed and applied strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and applicable Australian Standards for the performance and integrity of Au.diBoard VoglFuge to be warranted.

Ensuring the perfect finish

1. Use light coloured paint only.

2. Do not use gloss paint – it will enhance every detail and imperfection.

3. Do not use a spray gun to paint plasterboard; spraying the paint may clog up the perforations and acoustic backing.

4. Apply paint with a short nap paint roller only; a long nap will ‘texture’ the surface.

5. Use a suitable sealer undercoat; not using the correct sealing method will increase the chance of joints showing through.

6. Use good quality paint; the viscosity of poor quality paint is generally less and will affect the finish.

7. Allow sufficient drying time between coats for a seamless finish.