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JOB ALERT

Vinyl Installer/Kitchen Wrapper

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team within our architectural and signage solution company, based in Hamilton. This position is for an immediate start and could lead to permanent employment for the right candidate.

The vacancy is for an experienced vinyl installer and will be filled by a reliable, enthusiastic and hardworking individual with the following skills and attributes….

Key Responsibilities

  • Stripping and installing kitchen doors and trims
  • Wrapping kitchens and worktops
  • Installing/delivering signage when required
  • Working safely and in an efficient manner
  • Liaising with customers and the admin team to ensure all paperwork is complete
  • Day to day management of time and responsibilities
  • Ensuring customers receive a good level of service throughout
  • Supporting the production department when required
  • General clean as you go duties
  • Manual labour involving heavy lifting

Essential skills

  • Vinyl wrapping/application experience
  • Confident and comfortable using power tools
  • Highly organised with a strong track record in balancing a varied workload
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Able to display a strong work ethic with a flexible and adaptable approach to work

Non-essential skills that would be a benefit

  • UK driving licence
  • Design and printing
  • Wide format laminating

The position is a 3-month contract with the aim of becoming a permanent role for the correct person and performance levels.

Working hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm although flexibility will be required.

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience To apply for this position, please send your CV to Alex@modernds.co.uk

How to wrap kitchen doors with grooves

Step by step process on how to wrap kitchen doors with grooves.

If you ever asked for a quote to have your grooved kitchen doors wrapped and got turned away because it ‘Cant Be done’. Then this is kind of true but we have a workaround for you.

grooved kitchen doors wrapped
Kitchen doors with grooves wrapped

Tools you need

A small investment in tools will be needed to follow our steps on how to wrap your grooved kitchen doors. Bellow is the minimum you will need to follow our steps.

some of the tools we use for wrapping kitchen doors

The above list are all links to were you can purchase the tools.

Steps to wrapping grooved kitchen doors with a square edge

This method won’t be suitable for kitchen doors with tapered edges

Step 1. Measure the door

how to measure a kitchen door https://www.larkandlarks.co.uk/diy-guides/measuring/how-to-measure-kitchen-and-bedroom-doors

Step 2. Cut vinyl to size

Some easy maths here take your door size and add 100mm to the width and 100mm to the height.

example. door size 715mm x 515mm = 815mm x 615mm

What type of vinyl wrap material to use

The market is full of wrap material that will be suitable for this step. You can find a list of vinyl types that we have seen used on kitchen wrapping here at https://modernds.co.uk/how-long-does-a-kitchen-wraps-last/

Step 3. Order 2mm ACM board to size

Use the size from step 1 for this. It is important you get this step correct if your size is wrong then it will cause issues when wrapping or even make the door unable to be fitted back on.

What is ACM?

ACM ( Aluminium Composite Material) is a 3 layer lightweight panel. If you want to find out more about ACM board then check out curbellplastic blog

Where can I order this

I would recommend finding a local supplier of ACM board or visit your nearest sign shop

Step 4. Make Door Flat

Bond the ACM Board to the kitchen door face.

Bond the ACM board to the grooved kitchen door

How to bond the board onto the door

Using grab adhesive. Starting around 50mm in from the edge run a bead around the full door with an x shape on the center.

What type of adhesive should I get?

what we use to bond ACM to kitchen doors

Stick like Sh*t is our go-to for bonding but you can find others online. If you want to just go with the same adhesive as us then you can order it today from screw fix for less than £10 https://www.screwfix.com/p/evo-stik-sticks-like-sh-t-adhesive-290ml/22070 A full tube of this stuff will do around 15 kitchen doors

Step 5. Wrap it

ACM board has a black rubber core so the face might be a lovely colour but to avoid the unsightly edge you need to wrap the full board making sure to wrap around the back to tidy up the door edges

If your looking to see how we wrap kitchen doors then this video we made back in 2018 is still relevant today. The video is wrapping a flat kitchen door but the method is also the same.

This video of me wrapping a kitchen door was created back in 2018 please forgive the quality and music

Want to see some before and afters of kitchens we have wrapped check out our post – Before and after kitchen wraps

I hope this has answered your questions or inspired your next DIY kitchen project. if you have any questions feel free to contact us

Or can’t be bothered with the hassle and want to get the pros in then get a free quote to have your kitchen wrapped from the Modern Display Solutions Team https://modernds.co.uk/get-kitchen-wrap-quote/

How long does a kitchen wraps last

In order to answer this question, you will need to know what type of vinyl wrap materials have been used.

If you don’t know what a kitchen wrap is then I recommend reading our about kitchen wraps page first <<

7 of the most common types of Kitchen wrap vinyl

We don’t endorse any the vinyl on this list but through our experience in kitchen wrapping, we have seen all of them used over the years.

3M DI-NOC 12 years

3m di noc logo

Cover Style 10 year

cover styl logo

Metamark M7 7- 8 Years

metamark logo

Fablon 3 – 7 Years

dc fix logo

Metamark M4 4 – 5 Years

metamark logo

Oracal 751C – 3-8 Years

oracle logo

Ritrama L Range 3 – 5 Years

ri trama logo

Is this the only type of vinyl suitable for kitchen wrapping?

The market is full of different types of vinyl wrapping materials that will work on your kitchen. The above list has been simplified, it doesn’t mean they are the best vinyl to wrap your kitchen in but in our experience, they have been the most common types we have seen used.

What happens when the vinyl life span is up?

So you got your kitchen wrapped in 2015 and only used a 5-year vinyl don’t worry it won’t jump off your kitchen but you are now past the manufacturer’s guarantee.

This to look out for

  • Discolouring
  • Shrinking
  • Peeling

Vinyl wrapping materials not like sell-by dates on food it can and will last longer if looked after. Remember most types of vinyls are designed to be used for vehicles that are out on the road and open to the elements.

If your looking to get a quote to have your kitchen wrapped check out our free quote page

Kitchen wrap vs Reface vs New Kitchen

If you’re looking at ways to renovate your kitchen then you have most likely come across these 3 options.

So, how much will these options be?

New kitchen

On average a new kitchen can be £8000+ this is before you take the cost of removing the old kitchen, removing tiles/wallpaper and plastering walls etc.

If this is still for you then we recommend checking out householdquotes.co.uk blog post “How much are new kitchens?” they go into much more detail on what’s involved and costings.

Reface Kitchen

A reface kitchen is when we replace your old doors with new doors keeping the cabinets. This can cost between £35 – £45 per minus fitting charge. The hardest part about this will be choosing a style of door to match your existing kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen wrapping

Kitchen wrapping by far is the most cost-effective way to update your kitchen with an average size kitchen wrap coming in at under £1000 with fitting.

Find out more about kitchen wrapping

See before and after kitchen wraps

Kitchen wrapping the cabinets and replacing the old doors

Another option that we haven’t listed above is to remove all your old kitchen doors then wrap the kitchen cabinets before installing new doors.

Unsure about kitchen wrapping as an option?

See before and after kitchen wraps

Questions and answers about kitchen wraps