How do I need to prepare the wall before I install wall panels?
The wall that you plan to install wall panels on 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.
What can I use to cut the wall panels?
To cut the wall panels use a utility knife, scissors or a tin snips.
What kind of adhesive do I need to install the wall panels?
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 I choose to use the Tube Adhesive, how much do I need to purchase?
Each 10 oz. tube covers 32 lineal feet with a 1/4-to-3/8-inch bead. You will need 1 to 1.5 tubes per 4×8 sheet. A 28 oz. tube will cover about 2-1/2 sheets. Be sure to carefully read the instructions on the back of the adhesive tube before use.
What is Edge J-trim, and do I need to use it?
Edge J-Trim for walls is an 48-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.
What is Inside Corner Trim, and do I have to use it?
Inside Corner Trim is an 48-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.
Can the wall panels be cleaned?
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.
Can I use Fasade panels in my shower?
No, the adhesive is not engineered to be used in a wet environment such as a shower.
What tools will I need to install the wall panels?
To install wall panels, you will need the following:
- Tape Measure
- Tin Snips or Scissors
- Utility Knife
- Steel Straight Edge
- Adhesive – Tube adhesive (PL Premium)
During the installation of my wall panels, some of the adhesive dried on the finish side of my panels. How can I remove that?
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.
Can I glue up 4’x 8′ wall panels on my ceiling?
No, the thickness and weight of the 4’x 8′ panels causes them to fall off ceiling surfaces before the adhesive can set. Please only use 2’x 2′ or 2’x 4′ glue up ceiling panels for ceilings.
Can I use the Fasade products in my camper or RV?
Yes, you can use on the interior of your camper and we recommend using method 2 of our installation guide which states to use supplemental adhesive due to road vibrations and temperature swings.
Do your products have a California Proposition 65 warning?
You may see a warning on this product regarding California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. It is intended to help Californians make informed decisions about protecting themselves from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The Proposition requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
Proposition 65 is designed to inform consumers. This is not the same as a regulatory decision that a product is “safe” or “unsafe”. Our products emit no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and are in no way harmful if the product is used for its intended purpose. At Acoustic Ceiling Products, customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we will be happy to provide any additional information, technical specs or data you may need on any of our products.
Can I paint Fasade wall panels?
Yes. Our Matte White panels are paintable.
To paint our white wall panels, the recommended paint and preparation steps are below. For proper adhesion, be sure to complete both preparation steps:
|Manufacturer||Paint||Preparation 1||Preparation 2||Application Type|
|Sherwin Williams||Acrolon 218HS||SSPC-SP1Solvent Cleaner||DTM Bonding Primer||Brush, Spray & Roller (for specific type, see data sheet) https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/engineering/technical-services/technical-services-repository/details/acroltech.pdf|
|Lowes||Signature Interior or American Tradition Exterior Duramax Paints||TSP Cleaner||Plastic Primer Spray||Premium quality roller, Polyester Brush, or airless sprayer|
|Benjamin Moore||Benjamin Moore Latex or Oil Paint||TSP Cleaner||Fresh Start Primer||Latex or oil paint: nylon/polyester professional brushes or shed-resistant professional roller covers|
|Pratt & Lambert||Pratt & Lambert Latex Paint||Scuff Sanding or TSP Cleaner||Supreme Interior / Exterior Multi Purpose Primer||Brush: Nylon or Polyester Roller: 3/8 nap cover|
|Dutch Boy||Dutch Boy Platinum||Clean & Degrease||None||Brush: Nylon or Polyester Roller: 3/8 nap cover|
|Conco||Interior/Exterior DTM ALKYD Gloss Industrial Enamel (8500 SERIES) or Interior/Exterior DTM Acrylic Gloss Industrial Enamel (8000 SERIES)||Clean & Degrease||Interior/Exterior DTM ALKYD Rust Control Metal Primer (P851) or Interior/Exterior DTM Acrylic Prime & Finish (P801)||Brush: Nylon or Polyester Roller: 3/8 nap cover|
|Rust-Oleum||Rust-Oleum Universal and Painter’s Touch 2X aerosols||Clean & Degrease||None||Brush: Nylon or Polyester Roller: 3/8 nap cover|
How much adhesive do I need for each 4×8 panel?
Each 10 oz. tube covers 32 lineal feet with a 1/4-to-3/8-inch bead. You will need 1 to 1.5 tubes per 4×8 sheet. A 28 oz. tube will cover about 2-1/2 sheets.
Can I use Fasade panels outdoors?
Unfortunately, no. Fasade panels are made of PVC plastic which can handle high humidity rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, bars, basements, bathrooms, and family rooms. We do not recommend installing the panels in non-temperature-controlled areas or outside (outdoor patio, garage) because the panels are not designed for exterior use or extreme weather conditions. The panels may expand and contract in extreme hot and cold temperature swings causing the panel deformity. The adhesive bond may also fail as it freezes & thaws or reaches high temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. Additionally, UV rays will cause the panels’ coloration to fade, so we do not recommend installing the panels in direct sunlight.