Indoor Panel Installation

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You can install our faux wall panels on virtually any clean, flat surface—indoor or outdoor! The possibilities are endless with these faux wall panels!

  • Start the installation process by washing off the surface you will be attaching your faux wall panel on, clean the surface by wiping off any build up, using a wire brush if necessary. Also, clean off the backside of the faux wall panel you will be installing. Your faux wall panel will need to be exposed to the same temperature and humidity levels as the wall it will be attached to for 24 hours prior to installation. Additionally, the faux wall panels should not be placed in direct sunlight or near hot surfaces prior to installation.
  • Find the protruding lip on the top of your faux wall panel to help decide whether it will be put in left to right or right to left and begin organizing your wall panel design. Measure the highest point on the ground to the top of the wall panel and use a level to draw a line across the wall. When cutting the faux wall panels, do not simply cut off the tabs at the end. Instead, cut off 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 in order to guarantee that the seams do not match up, making your faux wall panels look more authentic.
  • River rock faux wall panels must be cut by 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 both horizontally and vertically.
  • Add drops of glue to your faux wall panel in a vertical straight line down the back, making your glue dots no more than 4 inches apart.
  • Next, install your faux wall panel by placing it against the wall. Be sure that the wall panel is level and tightly situated against the surface.
  • Use screws to help secure your panel against the wall. Place screws around the border of the faux wall panels as well as in the middle of the panel, using one screw per square foot. Avoid over tightening the screws by screwing them just below the surface of the panel. Camouflage screws by putting them under rocks or in crevices or grout lines.
  • Put more adhesive on the lip of your wall panel around an inch away from where the stone begins. This will help attach the next wall panel.
  • Be sure to use textured caulk when installing faux wall panels in any room where there will be moisture, such as a kitchen or bathroom. Using textured caulk ensures that no moisture will get in between your wall panels and cause damage. It is important to remember to use textured caulk during the initial installation process and not after, as using textured caulk after installing your wall panels will not prevent moisture damage.
  • Continue the installation process by repeating steps 4-8. Place wall panels next to one another by pushing them tightly against each other and the wall. Spread the glue by lightly sliding each panel back and forth. Make sure that each panel is placed snuggly against one another and that they are all level. Continue to repeat these steps until you have finished putting in the first row.
  • Clean off excess caulk using a wet rag. Smooth caulk and fill in any holes you may have missed.
  • Repeat steps 4-10 to install additional rows of wall panels. When installing panels above one another, be sure to place them bottom to top by following steps 7 & 8 listed above. Use scraps cut off from previously used panels to disrupt repeating patterns and make your faux wall panels look even more realistic. However, you will not be able to do this with the faux river rock wall panels because of the way they interlock with one another.
  • Lastly, use the paint included in the Touch-up Kit to conceal any visible screws or excess caulk. Now you can start enjoying your beautiful new wall!Please Read: The top of the panel is indicated by a protruding lip, whereas the bottom has a groove. Be sure to caulk and glue together all joints, including miters. You may need to cut down your wall panels to ensure they all line up properly. Make sure you follow all safety guidelines when installing these panels and to always adhere to all building codes enforced in your area. Never install faux wall panels near heat sources.
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