Prepare Your Wall

Once you’ve ordered and received your reclaimed wood peel and stick panels from Weekend Walls, it’s time to prepare your space. Unlike your standard wall remodel project, the prep for installing Weekend Walls panels is simple and can be accomplished in four easy steps without having to block off an entire section of your home for days at a time. Let’s get started prepping your home for your new wall panels!

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Step 1: Unbox WeekendWalls for acclimating

Start to unbox your Weekend Walls. If you live in a very humid or arid environment, we suggest letting the wood acclimate to your specific location for 36 hours so it can adjust to its new home.  This step also lets you see the product and become familiar with it. After your panels are acclimated, it’s time to install!

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Step 2: Move the furniture

To start, clear the room(s) you are installing your panels in by moving furniture out of the way. Make sure to leave yourself ample room for a workspace to organize your tools, cut any panels (if needed), and move around in. Help might be needed for this step.

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Step 3: Remove hardware from your walls

Start by taking off any hardware left on the wall such as picture hangers or nails. Don’t worry about any of the electrical faceplates quite yet. That step is covered in the electrical section of our self-help guide.

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Step 4: Remove dust and grime from the walls

This is a very important step that cannot be skippedFor the adhesive to work properly, the surface you are applying the panels to must be clean and dry. Weekend Walls panels can be installed on textured surfaces. Lightly texture surfaces should be fine and don’t require any additional prep work. Heavily textured surfaces should be sanded down, cleaned, painted, and primed for the best results.

To start, wipe the wall down with a clean cloth, soap, and water. You want to make sure there is no dust, dirt, grease, or grime on the walls. The cleaner you get the wall, the better the adhesive will stick!

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