In a few hours and without building works. Directly bolted to the wall
MSD panels Dress your wall are designed for a quick, clean and easy installation.
How are our panels installed?
We show you how to install our panels in any surface. You should take into account the more joints you have to cover the more time it will take you to do it. However, if you take our advices, you will do it as an expert.
Measure your walls
Think about how to distribute the panels in the surface you are going to cover. Take into account gaps such as doors, windows, switches, etc
Cut the panels
The best way to cut the panels is using a radio saw with diamond blade. If you want to make a hole for a socket, we recommend you to use a jigsaw or a socket drill. Also, remember you can use the spare chunks to complete other surfaces during the installation process.
Fix it to the wall
You should use between 15 and 20 screws per panel. The best are cheese-head screws because they are levelled to the panel.
You can fix them directly to the wall or to the strips. When screwing them in a gypsum board it is highly recommendable to bolt the panel with a screw better than a rivet.
Select the suitable screw depending on the surface. Use an expansion anchor for concrete and stone surfaces, peel rivets are the best choice for brick surfaces, if you have a gypsum board use a plaster screw, use a lag screw for wood and for metals use a self drilling screw.
Let a tiny gap between the panels. If you have chosen a wood, stone or brick panel and have joints, take a reference of the distance of the genuine materials. If the panels do not have any joints, let a gap of 2 mm between them. Once you have set the panels, match the corners. If you want to create corners, fix the panels at the corners’ level from both sides.
Prepare the mastic
Mix 20 ml of catalyst for each Kilogram of mastic. You have 15 minutes before it starts to harden, so prepare just the quantity of the mix you have enough time to apply.
Once you have stirred the mix, use a spatula to cover the joints between panels and hide the screw heads. You can also use it to rebuild stones, bricks, etc.
The mastic consumption varies depending on the model and the joints. Normally, the use of the mix is between 0.5-0.7 kg/m per joint.
Once the mastic is fresh, mould it. We recommend you to use a brush drained in acetone for leveling the texture of the panel. Chip slightly and smooth the mastic out with the brush to get a perfect result. A comb or tidied wires will be useful to simulate the wood grains and a more chipped look in your joints. Finish by using a sponge or a rag to give the last touches and get the desired texture. Then, let the joints dry for twenty-four hours.
Once the mastic is dried, apply gently the suitable paint on the panel in order to retouch it with a brush or a gun. If you want a wider range of hues, mix the paints between them. It is necessary to let the panel dry for twenty-four hours before painting the wood models.
And you already have it. Enjoy new walls!
You will find more information in our installation manual.
Do you have any doubts?
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Do you want to see an example?
Here you can see our installation videos.