Whether you are a manufacturer, contractor, or installer, you know Millwork and Casework finishes are susceptible to damage anywhere from the factory to the customer. Installing scratch-resistant surface protection film ensures that the surfaces remain unblemished and undamaged until the project is complete.
What is Surface Protection Film?
Surface protection film is typically a 3 mil to 6 mil plastic film with adhesive coating on one side designed to stick to a variety of substrates used on cabinetry, furniture, decorative millwork, countertops, etc. However, if you require long-term surface protection, you should consider a non-adhesive solution. Learn more about the four surface protection solutions preferred by our customers below.
Uses for Surface Protection Film in Casework and Millwork
Surface protection film can qualm many potentially harmful threats to the professionalism and integrity of your product or services.
Manufacturing and Transportation
A lot can happen to materials between production in the factory and its delivery to your customers. Even if you believe that your team is handling materials carefully throughout the transportation process, sometimes you may not notice the damage until it’s too late. Surface protection film can keep casework components protected from unforeseen environmental elements like UV exposure, and blowing debris.
Assembly and Installation
Surface protection film is essential during assembly and installation because the finish is susceptible to scratches, dings, and paint damage once it’s on the job site. Your clients will not be satisfied if they are stuck paying for repairs after investing time and money in the project.
Best Surface Protection Solutions for Casework and Millwork
The best surface protection film for your project is one that meets the needs of your specific product and project. Solutions range in thickness, strength, and formula.
For quick lightweight protection, consider Rapid Wall Cover. The plastic film is pre-attached to a strip of painter’s tape. The static cling technology helps the film stick to the intended surface without adhesive to protect against dust build-up and paint overspray.
For light-duty protection for up to 45 days at a time, consider Multi Surface Cover Self Adhesive Surface Protection. It adheres to hard, smooth surfaces to prevent scratches and stains, behaving like a second skin.
For medium-duty protection for up to 45 days at a time, use BearAcade® Heavy-Duty Surface Protection Film. This 6 mil self-adhering film is puncture resistant but lightweight, making it easy to install on surfaces and it’s available in a fire retardant version.
For heavy-duty protection for up to 6 months or longer, use String Reinforced Plastic Sheeting. The string reinforcement supports increased strength without added thickness or weight. It isn’t self-adhesive, but it can easily be taped into place and used to wrap objects of all shapes and sizes.
Solutions Tailored to Your Needs
Americover offers custom plastic sheeting solutions with a wide range of customization options. Do you need a surface protection film with UV resistance? How about an anti-static solution for ESD safe environments? Materials include string-reinforced sheeting, self-adhesive, anti-static, fire-retardant, and more.
Additional features can be formulated into your product, including UV inhibitors, heat resistance, colorization, embossing, heat shrinking, and many more. We offer personalized support and expert knowledge to get you the perfect product for your unique project. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions and fulfill orders Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. If you would like to speak with a representative, call us at 760-388-6294 or contact us.