- When cutting the faux wall panels, do not simply cut off the tabs at the end. Instead, cut off , 1/3 or 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 , 1/3 or both horizontally and vertically
- Add drops of glue to the back of the wall panel around the perimeter, one inch from the edge. Then, 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 approximately an inch away from where the stone begins. This will help attach the next wall panel. Be sure to use texted 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.
Important: It is vital to remember to use textured caulk during the initial installation process; do not apply caulk after the wall panels have been glued together as using textured caulk after installing your wall panels will not prevent moisture damage.
- Continue the installation process by repeating steps 3-7. 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 3-8 to install additional rows of wall panels. When installing panels above one another, be sure to place them bottom to top by following the steps listed above. Use scraps cut off from previously used panels to disrupt repeating patterns and make your faux wall panels look even more realistic.
Please Note: You will not be able to disrupt repeating patterns with pieces from previously cut panels when installing the Faux River Rock Wall Panels due to the manner in which 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.