Another good reason for using a compensation stick.
If placed on all outer corners, you will surely get a straight and vertical fabric line.
A compensation stick gives a good support to the fabric where two walls form an external angle. Sometimes walls angle are not straight due to the sheet rock. The plaster could also be uneven. Or the corner protector strip is deform or even slightly twisted. Use one stick to compensate then you will make an excellent wall upholstery job.
How to use the compensation stick?
Cut it to the desire length. Each end should have angle of 45 degree. Position the stick ¼” over the edge of the angle to compensate with the width of the padding and CES. Nail it to the wall.
Note Compensation stick has the same thickness as CES track. It is 1/4 inch thick by 1 ¼ inch wide. It means that the fabric remains at the same level on the entire surface. In fact, these stripes make a superior finish in a fabric room.
Conclusion It is a simple track that installers keep a small stock off. And, in some occasion, a room has a wall going outwards. Some other time, it could be a soffit on the ceiling.
This is the place to add a stick.
Other way to use the stripe
Not only it is placed at outside angles, but also combine with a compensation switch plate. It becomes an extension piece when there is 3 outlet switches next to each other. Visit the product page and read further on this topic.
In addition keep your small pieces, you will find them handy if you need to extend outlet plates!
Made from white plastic, it stays invisible even through light color fabric.
As you browse through the website, you notice the following. Compensation stick looks like another track. We call it Contour Wall system. Yes, they are the very same product. CWS is sold in larger quantity because it is use for another way.
Width: 1 1/4″