How to screw into wall
There are 4 steps involved in screwing wood panels to the wall:
Step 1: Prepare the wall
To ensure the wood panels are flat against the wall and not uneven due to inconsistencies on the surface, it needs to be fully prepared. This requires you to sand away any coarse impurities on the wall and also remove any nails or screws that may already be in place.
Step 2: Mount the foundation panels (Required for acoustic panels only)
If you are installing acoustic panels, battens need to be mounted onto the wall so you can drill screws through the panels, ensuring they are securely held in place. Screws and wall plugs may be needed, depending on the type of wall you are fixing them to. To achieve maximum acoustic results from our acoustic panels, the acoustic insulation material wall can be inserted between the battens to help achieve the best possible sound dampening levels.
Step 3: Cutting the panel length
The panels will be supplied at a certain length that may not be suited to the height of your wall. This means you may have to make some adjustments by cutting them with a saw. You can do this by taking a pencil and marking out a cut line with a pencil, before carefully cutting along the line.
Step 4: Mount the panels
You can now take the appropriate length screws and drill them through the panels onto the battens (for acoustic panels). If you are not installing acoustic panels, you can simply screw the screws supplied with the product directly onto the wall.
How to screw into timber batons
To screw wood paneling into timber battens the procedure is similar to screwing directly into the wall, although with one or two differences.
Step 1: Prepare the wall
Sand away any inconsistencies on the battens so they are able to accept the panels. This includes removing any screws or nails that may already be in place.
Step 2: Drill the screw holes
In order for the batten to accept the screw through the panel with ease, you will need to drill the right sized screw holes into the battens before the panels are mounted. Do this by measuring the panel you are mounting and marking the drill point, then measuring the batten and placing the same marking position to ensure the two holes will be in line with each other to accept the screws.
Step 3: Secure the panels onto the wall
Drill the marked points into the panels (you shouldn’t need more than 2 or 3 to secure them in place). Once this is done, insert the wall plugs (if needed) and ask someone else to hold the panel in place so the hole on the panel is aligned with hole on the batten. You can then take the appropriate length screws to screw them through both holes to secure the panel.
Other ranges such as Slatpanel® however, are intended to be fitted in a more unified way, as their overall appearance is one of sleek looks rather than a rustic appearance.
If you are fitting the paneling wall-to-wall or into an corner, as you approach the corner, you will need to measure the distance from the last board to the end of the wall, and trim it to size so as to be flush with the edge of the wall.