Fasade wall panel FAQ’s
1. How do I need to prepare the wall before I install wall panels?
2. What can I use to cut the wall panels?
3. What kind of adhesive can I use to install wall panels?
4. If I choose to use tube adhesive, how much do I need to purchase?
5. What is Edge J-Trim, and do I have to use it?
6. What is Inside Corner Trim, and do I have to use it?
7. Can wall panels be cleaned?
8. Can I put wall panels behind my stove?
9. Can I get samples of the wall panels?
10. What tools will I need to install wall panels?
11. During installation of my wall panels, some of the 100% polyurethane dried on the finish side of my panels. How can I remove that?
12. What paint should I use for the paintable white panels?
The wall that you plan to install wall panels to needs to be freshly cleaned, free from dust, grease, wax, etc. After you’ve cleaned the wall, be sure that it is dried thoroughly. Acceptable substrates are drywall, plaster or clean, smooth tile. Any damaged, loose or uneven areas must be repaired, patched, leveled and primed. Fill cracks and irregularities with wallboard compound or spackling, then sand smooth with fine-grade sandpaper. Any porous material like highly textured drywall, plywood (or any raw wood without primer), and wallpaper unless removed, sanded and primed, will result in adhesive failure.
To cut the wall panels, you can use a utility knife, scissors or a tin snips.
The preferred method for installing panels is to use a notched trowel (1/4″ x 1/4″ x 3/4″) and apply the adhesive directly to the wall. ACP, the manufacturer of Fasade recommends using PL Premium. Please see the installation guide for specific instructions.
If using the tube adhesive to install the wall panels, one 10.5-ounce size tube covers approximately one 4′ x 8′ wall panel. Be sure to carefully read the instructions on the back of the adhesive tube before use.
Edge J-Trim is an 18-inch trim piece that is available to you to use on the edge of your wall panels. The trim is not required to be used with the wall panels, but does give the wall panels a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the wall panels.
Inside Corner Trim is an 18-inch trim piece that is available to use on an inside corner of your wall panels. The trim is not required to be used, but does give the wall panels a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the wall panels.
Once you have your wall panels installed, the panels can be cleaned with soap and water only. Any harsh abrasives will damage the finish on the tiles.
Even though the wall panels are fire retardant, they can be deformed by excessive heat (over 140 degrees Fahrenheit). The panels can be installed on the wall above the stove, but not behind the stove. Be sure to keep toaster ovens, cooking ranges, etc. 2-3 inches away from the panel’s surface.
Yes, samples are available through our sample request form, or call us at 1-800-434-3750.
To install wall panels, you will need the following:
Tin Snips or Scissors
Steel Strait Edge
Adhesive – Tube adhesive (PL Premium) or tape adhesive
If some of the adhesive has dried on the finish side of the panels, you can use mineral spirits to remove it. Mineral spirits is the only thing you can use that won’t damage the panel’s finish.
|Manufacturer||Paint||Preparation1||Preparation 2||Application Type|
|DTM Bonding Primer
|Brush, Spray & Roller (for specific type, see data sheet) https://www.nysdot.gov/divisions/engineering/technical-services/technical-services-repository/details/acroltech.pdf
|Signature Interior or
|Plastic Primer Spray
|Premium quality roller,
Polyester Brush, or
Latex or Oil Paint
|Fresh Start Primer
|Latex or oil paint: nylon/polyester professional brushes or shed-resistant professional roller covers|
|Pratt & Lambert
|Scuff Sanding or TSP Cleaner
|Supreme Interior /
Exterior Multi Purpose
|Brush: Nylon or Polyester
Roller: 3/8” nap cover