19 Oct Do’s and Dont’s of Applying Wood Wall Paneling
You went online, picked out the wood wall panels for your project, and it is has just been delivered; now what?! Though installing Weekend Walls peel & stick paneling is a breeze, we thought it would be helpful to list a few of the Do’s and Don’ts to help this process run smoothly.
DO Acclimate Your Wood.
It is crucial that wood adjusts to the temperature and humidity of its environment. This will help you avoid warping! The paneling must be moved into the dry, finished and heated space where it will be installed at least 3 days before installation. Be sure that the pieces are unbundled and unstacked so surfaces and edges are exposed the entire time the paneling is acclimated.
DONT Install Outside.
Weekend Walls are a great choice for inside your home, but aren’t made to survive outdoor conditions. They are designed to be lightweight and easy to install, so they are trimmed down to 3/16” thick. In addition, the boards are unfinished to keep an authentic, rustic patina, so there is no protection from rain, sleet or snow.
*Pictured: Our Good Neighbor Reclaimed Wood Wall Cladding, available at Viridian Wood.
DO Use a J-roller.
Our permanent grade adhesive is rated to last ten years. To get your peel and stick boards to really adhere, 30lbs of pressure is required to get the adhesive to activate. The easiest way to achieve this is to use a j-roller to apply pressure every couple of rows. This ensures that you won’t have boards popping off your wall from inactivated adhesive.
DONT Start in the Corner, or at the Ceiling, or the Floor!
Sounds odd, but we do recommend starting in the center of your wall. Starting in the middle helps balance the end points on both sides of the wall. Starting at a corner may result in a wall with most cut pieces ending on one side of the wall. We have also found that starting this way helps create the staggered pattern you see as a final result in our images and videos. Learn how to find your starting point here.
Lastly, but certainly not least… DO Have Fun!!
Even if you’re not a pro, you can do it too! Check out some of our video tutorials and FAQs to see how you can refresh your space. And if you are ready to talk about your project with us, we would love to hear from you.