PVC panels can be fastened to walls and ceilings using wooden or metal sheathing, and a mounting adhesive, if the surface is fairly smooth. If the panels are attached to the frame, the space between the panels and the wall (or ceiling) can be filled with insulation material or soundproof material.
To begin assembling the panels, make a frame of wooden bars or mounting profile. If the panels will be mounted vertically, the crate should be performed in the horizontal direction. The less distance between the bars of the frame, the harder will eventually surface.
If you make a wooden frame, then fasten it to the panel using mounting clips or small nails. If the frame is made of a special mounting profile for fastening panels use mounting brackets.
Start the installation of PVC panels from one of the corners of the room by anchoring the inner corner or the finish item. Then you can start to install the panels by inserting them into the grooves and do not forget to secure the panel at each bar or mounting profile sheathing.
If the surface of walls or ceiling can do without the frame, the panels can be performed with structural adhesive "Liquid nails". For this cut the panel the desired length, then apply it on the back evenly a small amount of adhesive and attach the panel to the wall or ceiling.
The panels are inserted one after the other to the corner of the wall, window or doorway where they should turn over internal or external area. After completing the installation, you need to install skirting and other decorative items that hide the edges of the panels.
Advice 2 : How to mount sheet panels
Leaf panel – material for decoration, popular. It is reminiscent of plywood covered with a decorative shell. The variety of designs allows you to transform any interior - finish wood to create the illusion of a natural mosaic, or find other creative solutions. Repairs can be finished rather quickly, however, you must carefully study the characteristics of the material and securely fix it on walls or ceilings.
You will need
- - leaf panel.
- - emery;
- - soap and clean water;
- - dusters;
- - putty;
- - hacksaw or a circular saw;
- - hammer;
- - glue panels;
- - brush and a spatula;
- - nails (screws, staple gun);
- - crate;
- - silicone sealant;
- - wooden support;
- profiles and other accompanying decorative material;
- - personal protective equipment.
Explore information on modern cladding panels. Their base can serve as plasterboard, hardboard or fiberboard MDF, PVC and some other materials. Each has its own characteristics, reacts differently to humidity and temperature changes. Be sure to consult with the sellers stores building materials and craftsmen in the decoration of apartments. Only after this you can choose the best panels for your premises and not be afraid for the quality of the repair.
Soak the selected finishing material a few days in the room where are going to mount them to the walls or ceiling. Sheet panels need to acclimatise to the level of humidity of the ambient air and the building materials close to each other.
Perform preliminary measurements of the surface of the walls (ceilings), consider all the pitfalls (uneven floors, sockets, radiators, etc.). Leave a gap for a possible expansion of the wall panels; the height of each blank must be inch less than the distance from floor to ceiling.
Cut the cloth the size you want. When using a hacksaw is recommended to make cuts from decorative coatings; when working with a circular saw is better to make the workpiece from the base.
Prepare walls (ceilings) to finish sheet panels. They need to be thoroughly cleaned of all dirt and allow to dry. Remove the remains of the old decorative covering – Wallpaper, paint material. The bumps align with a good quality putty suitable for the type of surface. At the end of the walk on walls or ceilings with sandpaper.
Start to mount the panels. If a finished surface is quite smooth (and the room is dry or moderately wet) the leaves can be glued using a special acrylic, neutral silicone, or a universal construction adhesive. Read the instructions on the detergent and just keep all the advice of the manufacturer.
Gluing wall panels should be first on the inner corner of the room, then around the perimeter. Need not closely joined sheets between the desired gap of approximately a few millimeters. You then fill with silicone sealant. The same small cracks at the joints place material from Windows, doors, corners.
Apply adhesive on the entire surface of the base of the finishing material. Plastic profiles suitable color fill with sealant and install on the edges of each sheet. After that panel needs force to press against the wall and carefully rattle with a hammer so that the glue grabbed better.
Put glued to a sheet of temporary support of wood, to better consolidate the material. There will be only wipe up excess sealer with a clean cloth and, if necessary, to further strengthen the sheets with screws or nails.
If you have to make repairs in a room with uneven walls, it is recommended to install the panels on the crate. Attach with screws to the surface of the wood that they were at a distance of about 0.5 m from each other. After this decorative material can be fixed construction stapler or other fasteners.
If the panels are installed without plastic profiles, be sure to let the glue dry, as it is able to change the color of silicone sealant.
To disguise some of the shortcomings of cladding (such as nail heads or rough joints) by using special inserts. They are available in stores bundled with the main building material. In the same style sheet panels you can pick up a whole system of interior decoration, which will include many elements - from the corners, cornices, skirting boards to halogen lamps.