Installing Stikwood peel and stick wood planks is simple! These 3 easy steps will make sure your Stikwood day is fun and your accent wall looks great. Remember, our award winning support team is just an email/chat/phone call away.
1. Get Your Space Ready For Stikwood
Let Stikwood Relax In Its New Home.
Take Stikwood out of the box, unwrap and separate the planks. Leave them in the room they will be installed in for 2-5 days prior to install day.
Dry And Dust Free Is The Way To Be
On Installation day, wipe the surface to make sure it is clean and dust-free. Stikwood sticks really well to a clean, dry, painted surface. If painting right before installing. Remember to let any fresh paint dry for at least 4–5 days (while it may feel dry after 2 days, it needs more time).
What You'll Need On Install Day
- Something to cut with
- Something to measure with
- Something to mark with
- Something to stand on to reach the top of the wall
2. Set Your First Planks
On Your Mark, Get Set, Starting Line
Measure down from the ceiling and draw a level line about eye height across your wall. We call this your reference line.
Peel & Stik Your First Two Planks
Peel and stick two of the longer planks so they are staggereed and are even with the reference line.
Finish Your First Two Rows
Alternate placing boards above and below the line, so your first two rows are nice and level.
3. Cut, Stik and Roll
Install The Rest Working Off Of Your First Two Rows
Think of it as a puzzle, but from the inside to the outside edges! Take a step back after every few planks, so you don’t lose sight of the overall design. Have fun choosing your planks and make sure to place each new board as close as you can to the previous to avoid gaps.
Last Row & Corners
"Ripping" the Last Row—The very last row will need to be cut to width lengthwise (or 'ripped'). Use a jigsaw or table saw for this (you can even use a utility knife), and work from one corner to the other to limit the number of cuts.
Use Wood Corner Trim for Outside Corners—Peel+Stik our Wood Corner Trim onto all outside corners first, then butt the planks to the edge of the trim. You can install the planks first and put the trim on top if you prefer.
Use Metal Edge Trim for Ending Your Accent Wall at an Outside Corner or Mid-wall—Peel+Stik our Metal Edge Trim where you need a clean finished edge to a design.
Tips & Tricks For Installing Around Outlets
Butt Up to Outlets—When you reach an outlet, just butt the first board right up to it, This makes the cut in the next board a simple 'L' cut.
Shim the Outlet with a Small Piece of Stikwood.—Using a scrap piece of Stikwood, cut (or snap-off) a few small pieces to shim the outlet out. Just loosen the two screws holding the outlet in place, put the pieces under the flanges and tighten it back up…it's simple.
Roll, Roll, Roll Your Planks
You don't have to be the hulk, but applying pressure is important. Roll the entire surface of each plank with a J-roller. Don't worry, you can’t roll too much. The adhesive is pressure sensitive.