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Preparing Your Wall

By: Steve Worth
Posted In: Design Log

Preparing your Stikwood and Wall are two of the best ways you can ensure a great install day. Stikwood that hasn't been properly acclimated and a dusty wall are the two main reasons people see problems when they are installing our product. Don't skip these important steps!

Let Stikwood Get Used to Its New Home (Acclimate It)

Wood has a tendency to behave like a natural humidifier. It absorbs moisture from the air when it’s humid and then releases the water back into the environment as the air becomes drier. That's why it's important to acclimate Stikwood to the environment that it'll live in. When you acclimate the wood planks, you’re allowing the wood to balance itself out before you put it on the wall. This ensures that the wood will not drastically expand or contract after it’s been installed. The steps are really easy! Take your wood panels out of the box, unwrap them, and lay them out in the room for 72 hours. The great thing about this acclimation period is that it gives you the time to start planning out your Stikwood design before you apply it to the wall.

Dry and Dust Free is the Way To Be

Remove any picture frames that may be on the wall and pull any nails out with a hammer. Clean the surface of the wall so that it is free of dirt and debris.

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