Installation

Preparation

  1. Requirements for the wall surface

1) The wall surface has to straight, dry, smooth and solid.

2) The old surface of the wall has to be smoothened and primed with a water based primer which will strengthen the wall surface. 

3) Requirements for the working environment: Open the windows and make sure that the room is clean and ventilated

  1. Preparation for product installation

Take out the panels carefully.

Place the panels.

Open the box and take out the panels in the room so the moister of the panels and the working environment get equal which will prevent higher expanding or shrinking of the panels after installation.

  1. Necessary tools

Measuring tape, level, pencil, airgun for applying, bucket, brush, spatula, sanding paper

  1. Necessary materials

- Acrylic water based filler

- Acrylic paint

- Acrylic primer

- Glue

STEPS DRUING THE INSTALLATION

  1. Measure the wall and plan your design

1) Measure and mark horizontally and vertically the installation place.

2) Choose the desire shape for installation. Place the panels on the floor before you place them at the installation place by turning them to get the desired shape.

3) If the installation place is not a square you can cut the the panels with a knife.

  1. Gluing with multifunctional glue

1) Use the multifunctional glue by applying dots of it on every 30 to 50 mm on the flat surface. Especially at the edge of the panel the space has to be 5mm from the edge to prevent spilling the glue.

2) After you apply the dots of glue to the panel place it on the wall.

3) The joints between the panels have to be 1, 5 mm to help reorder the panels in case they got bent from the moister in the room. It’s best to use little plastic crosses which are used for the joints in tiling.

  • Press the panel to assure that it is in contact with the entire surface in every edge and avoid pressing the relief parts of the panel. It’s best to leave the panels 1 hour to dry before you get into the next step.
  • 5) Use the wall paper knife or sand paper to clean the joints and prepare them for development and filling.
  1. Priming

1) Prime the surface area with a water based primer to seal the surface and keep the panels dry to reduce the expanding. It will be better to prime the area twice.

2) The drying process with take at least 2 hours and more in the winter and more humid seasons.

  1. Grouting

1) Fill the joints with acrylic emulsion applying it in one direction. The emulsion has to be water based and paintable.

2) The emulsion drying usually takes 2 hours. After that use sand paper (120 -300) or clean cloth to make them even and smooth.

3) The acrylic emulsion can be also used to fix cracks, dents or any other defects of the panels.

  1. Painting

1) Make sure that the surface area is clean and dry. If you have to protect the ends it’s good to use painting brush or you can use spray and masking tape. Usually it has to be painted twice and after each coat you have to wait 2 hours or even more if the moister in the room is more than 60%.

2) Colours of the paints. The desired colour can be developed by the professional from whom you are buying them.

PAINTING WITH A SPRAY GUN

Usually is better to use a spray gun for painting your wall as the paint will be applied smoother and more even. We recommend the use of a spray gun – it is smaller and much comfortable for work especially if you have to prevent the mess in the working environment.