How To Install Wood Backed Wall Pads
How To Hang Wall Pad Panels
What you will need:
- Liquid Nails adhesive
- electric screwdriver
- wood-backed wall pads
Step 1: Create a guide line on the wall
The whole installation process is easiest if you can indicate where the top of all the wall pads will be. Using a level or laser guide, create a straight, even line that is parallel to the floor. The height of this guide line will depend on how far up the wall you will be hanging the wall pads, and the height of your specific wall pads.
Step 2: Find the Studs (ignore this step if you are installing the wall pads on a cement, stone, or brick wall)
Each wall pad should be anchored into at least one stud, use a stud finder to find where your studs are located and make a small make above your guide line for reference.
Step 3. Install the Wood Backed Wall Pads
Before attaching wall pad squeeze a small amount of Liquid Nails adhesive (found at most hardware stores) on the back middle portion of each wall pad to ensure that the wall pads will stay firmly and evenly pressed against the wall. Next, place the wall pad on the wall making sure that the top of the wall pads follows the guide line you have created previously. Now drill the screws through the 1-inch nailing margin on the top and bottom of the wood backed wall pads starting with the places that line up with the studs in the wall. Each wall pad should have two or three screws on both the top and bottom nailing margins. Repeat this installation process until all wood backed wall pads are nicely lined up, leaving as little space as possible between wall pads.
*if you wall pads have a printed logo please line the wall pads up on the wall to make sure the image is ordered correctly before installing.
side note: the kind of screws that you will use ultimately depends on the type of wall you have. If you do not know what type of hardware works best you can call or visit your local Lowes or Home Depot where they will be able to direct you to the appropriate hardware.
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