INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR VINYL WAINSCOTING
“Perfect Finish” Ready-to-Install PVC/Cellular Composite Wainscot * NO PAINTING REQUIRED!
Its made from high strength PVC materials. This material works like wood: cuts, glues or nails. However it will not splinter or crack and has no knots. This product has a lifetime warranty on rot. The product is for interior use only.
Tools: Mitre Saw or Hand Saw, Hammer, Level, Square, Caulking Gun, Tape Measure, Pencil
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Panel Adhesive (PL Premium or No More Nails Tub Surround), 1’’ finishing nails or brad nails (Optional)Installation Tips
Use a quality panel adhesive and follow manufacture’s instructions. When tapping panels into each otheruse a wood block or end cut of one of the panels. Do NOT use the hammer directly on the panel or butt panels too tighly. Allow for normal expansion and contraction (1/32").
For better holding strength angle all nails and drive nails leaving 1/8” above surface and finish using a nailset. When possible nail into moulding groove. This avoids surface damages. For cleaner cut, saw into the finished surface.
When you approach an outlet, turn off the power. Take careful measurements of the outlet location and cut out the opening.
Installation: Base Trim
Measure your wall, if your wall is longer than 8’ pre-mitre the joining end with the next piece of base board you will be using.
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Make certain the Base Trim has the pre-grooved end up before glueing or nailing. Apply glue in a zig-zag pattern on back of Base Trim and apply to wall. Make sure Base Trim pieces align on the wall
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The correct installation of the first panel board is the key to an easy and successful installation.
Begin at the left most corner of your installation (opposite if you are left-handed). Each panel is tongue and grooved for a uniform fit and easy installation. Determine which side you want to enhance your room beaded or smooth. Keep the groove edge towards the starting corner. Using a level make sure the first panel is absolutly square. When necessary, scribe and remove material from the panel from the groove
side (inside corner).
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Next, determine the height you want for your wainscot and cut only if necessary.
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Do not force fit pieces together. Apply glue on back side of panel place into groove on Base Trim and position into corner.
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(Optional) Nailing the top, middle and bottom tongue every 16” will ensure better adhesion.Carefully measure and fit next panels. The last panel may also need to be trimmed to fit into the corner.
Installation: Chair Rail
Make sure that all panels are correctly installed.Measure your wall, if your wall is longer than 8’ pre-mitre the joining end with the next piece of Chair Rail you will be using.
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Apply glue in a zig-zag pattern on back of Chair Rail and apply to wall. Make sure Chair Rail pieces align on the wall.
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Cleaning your Vinyl Millwork with a damp cloth makes it look like new.