Installation


3D WALL PANELS Installation Method

Instructions

 
     

3D leather panel is beautifully made product. All sides and corners are impeccably finished. The tiles vary in thickness from model to model and average depth for most of models is between 0.5"- 3/4" depending on their 3D pattern and weigh close to 2 lb.
Front side of the tile made out fire retardant and waterproof PVC faux leather (pleather) - same kind of material that you'll find widely used in furniture and clothing production.

It mimics the look and feel of real leather very closely.
It is very durable material that can handle everyday usage, can be cleaned easily using regular sponge and water.
Back side of tiles is flat and smooth PVC board.
Each and every panel has finished edges and doesn't require any trim to be installed to complete the look.
However you just might want to add some finishing trim to accent your installation.

Installation process is surprisingly simple.
3D leather panels can be installed permanently on the wall or as temporary modular panels that can be removed from the wall in no time.

When installing directly on a wall - simply measure the area, decide on a layout and mark the wall.
Using regular hot glue gun - drop few melted hot glue dobs on the corners and the center of the back side of tile and press the tile to the wall. You will need to hold it for about a minute to let the glue harden and cool. Alternatively or in combination you can use "No more nails" or "Power Grab" glues for installation

If you are installing tiles in multiple rows - we recommend to start at the center of the area that you are planning to cover.
Mark down the point where the 4 corners of 4 center tiles will meet. Install first 4 tiles using method described above.
Continue working your way around 4 center tiles.

In case that you decide to create mobile panels or headboard using our panels - exactly same installation technique will apply as if you were installing them on a wall. Instead in this case you'll be installing them over some board cut to shape and size to fit the panels. If you are planning to install the trim around - adjust the board size to allow the trim to fit on the board as well. Installing the trim is a good way to hide the screws that you secure the board to the wall beneath the trim also.

Prepare all tools and secondary materials:


  • Wallpaper Knife
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Filler
 
  • Wallpaper Knife
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Filler
 
  • Wallpaper Knife
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Filler  

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: 

SURFACE AND 3D BOARD PREPARATION

3D WALL PANELS are made to install over flat surfaces that are clean, dry and free of loose debris. 3D WALL PANELS can be adhered to the wall directly out of the box with chosen adhesive.

Wall treatment before use:
The wall surface must be clean and even. Any holes must be filled prior to application. If the wall surface is plastic or lacquered it must be fully sanded prior to application.

If the wall is made out of plasterboard, it is recommended that an undercoat primer sealer be applied to prevent the glue from being absorbed by the plaster.  

Step 2: 

INSTALLATION AND ADHERING TO WALL

It is essential for your layout to be well planned. Determine whether the installation will be wall-to-wall, a floating design that leaves an even border, a border strip around the room etc. If you are unsure lay the board out on the floor or prepare a sketch to confirm plans.

3D WALL PANELS should be glued directly onto the wall by using latex or multi-functional glue. If the board has a slight bow, it can gently be flexed to lay flat before adhering to the wall. If you have trouble with a stubborn area or corner, tack down with a finishing nail, leaving in until dry, and address hole(s) after priming. In addition to spreading evenly the adhesive on the wall, coating the back of the board on flat areas will help ensure an immediate bond. Leave 1/16-1/8 between the boards when you apply them to the wall(as you would with normal tiles). Run a thin putty knife or finger along joint to remove excess adhesive. Use a damp rag to blot off excess adhesive. Minimize rubbing to avoid balling of the pulp on the board.

Step 3: 

PLACING 3D WALL PANELS ON THE WALL

Regardless of the type of adhesive you use the application process is the same.

Make sure the boards are positioned straight and level by using a level or marking lines on the wall. It is important to take the straightness of the wall and other obstacles into account early on.
On a wall-to-wall installation, when at all possible, work across the wall from corner to corner starting at the top. This will reduce the need to cut the boards down in size and allow cut boards to fall into more inconspicuous areas.

It is essential that you make sure all the edges are properly bonded to the wall during the installation process. In any difficult area nails may be used with the indentations to be filled in after the adhesive has fully dried.

It is important to make sure there is no gap between the boards. If working from the center out, all boards that fall at edges may need to be cut. Plan the design well to ensure the result you are after. Remember, measure twice and cut once.


Step 4: 

PRIMER COAT

After the 3D WALL PANELS are all placed on the wall and the adhesive has fully dried we recommend the first sealer coat be applied before any finishing work is started to seal the 3D WALL PANELS.


Step 5: 

FINISH WORK

A modular product will have seams. If this is part of your design plan there is no need for additional work. If you looking for a more seamless finish you can use plaster, caulk gypsum (PH value is neutral) snow filler, putty filler etc on all joints before final primer coat. Keep caulk cleaned up and smooth by sanding it as you go because it cannot be sanded once completed.


Step 6:

PAINTING

If you followed the preparation and installation instructions carefully, you should now have a beautiful tiled wall ready for painting.

3D WALL PANELS can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed. Painting a completed 3D WALL PANELS wall is the same as painting drywall or plaster.