How to install laminated wall panels

Written by kristan hart
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Laminated wall panels are a great way to add a unique sense of style to your space. Laminate comes in a wide variety of colours and designs, so you can customise the look of your space with a design much more dramatic than you can accomplish with paint. Laminate wall panels are also easy to clean, making maintenance a breeze. Laminate panel installation is a project you can tackle on your own and usually accomplish in one weekend.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Jigsaw
  • Construction adhesive
  • ¼-inch notched trowel
  • Laminated wall panels
  • Laminate roller
  • Soap
  • Water
  • White spirit
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Caulking gun
  • Silicone sealant

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure your wall where you will install laminate panels and cut your laminate panels down to size before nstallation.

  2. 2

    Apply construction adhesive to the back of the panels. Spread the adhesive mix over the back of the panels with a ¼-inch notched trowel to ensure the strongest adhesive qualities possible.

  3. 3

    Hold the sheet of laminate up against the wall where you will install it. Depending on the size of your laminated wall panels, you may need one or two people to hold the panel up.

  4. 4

    Press the laminate against the wall to help secure the adhesive. Roll a laminate roller over the surface of the laminate. Pressing the laminate firmly against the wall will help release any air bubbles between the laminate wall panels and the wall, which can prevent the laminate wall panel from installing correctly.

  5. 5

    Wipe away any adhesive that seeps out around the edges of your laminated wall panels. If you use a latex-based adhesive, remove the excess adhesive with soap and water. If you use a solvent-based adhesive, use white spirit to clean the excess adhesive.

  6. 6

    Apply a line of silicone sealant around all of the edges of your laminated wall panels. This provides a moisture-proof installation and it’s especially necessary if you use your laminated wall panels in a bathroom.

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