Brick panels create a convincing look of masonry but are much more convenient and less expensive to install. The process of installing brick paneling is straightforward and simple.
The following are the seven basic steps to install brick panels on your wall:
Acquiring the paneling
The first thing you need to do is purchase the brick panels and have them delivered to your location. You will need to take measurements of your walls before purchasing panels to make sure that you don't buy either too much or too little.
When you take measurements, remember that it's always a good idea to buy a little extra paneling. As you install paneling, some panels may become damaged. Having a little extra is therefore helpful.
When you purchase panels, you will also want to purchase the right construction adhesive and screws for applying the panels.
Cutting the brick paneling to the appropriate lengths
Brick paneling typically needs to be cut to length with a hacksaw. Some suppliers may allow you to specify the length of the panels when you order so that you have to do little or no cutting yourself.
However, if you have not had the panels pre-cut, you will have to measure out the length of your wall and cut panels to the appropriate length.
Sanding the sawed off edges of the panels
Once you've cut your panels, they will typically have a jagged edge left over from the hack saw blades. This jagged edge can easily be sanded away for a more finished appearance.
Applying adhesive and placing the panels
You will then fixate your panels to the wall by applying your adhesive to the back of the panels and firmly pushing the panel onto the wall. When you start placing panels, you should always start at the interior corner of the wall on the bottom. This way, you can work your way upward and outward as you go.
Placing screws in the panels for a stronger hold
Typically, brick panels will have drill holes worked into them so that they can be screwed into the wall--in addition to being applied with adhesive--for the strongest possible hold.
Caulking the holes left by the screws
The screw holes will mar the appearance of the panels until they are closed off by being filled with caulking. You can use a caulking gun to cover over the holes. After the caulking dries, you will need to paint over it so that the holes blend in with the rest of the wall.
Putting on the finishing touches
After you have placed all of the panels, you will need to look out for any uneven edges or irregularities that need to be caulked and painted over.
For more information, contact The Best Panel Company or a similar organization.Share
13 September 2016
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