How To Start
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.
Measure 20" from the center of the wall
Draw a line with a pencil along the level to create your reference line.
Remove the adhesive strips off of the back of the plank and place on the reference line. Roll over the plank with the J roller. We use a pressure sensitive adhesive and requires enough pressure to ensure contact.
Stagger planks, making sure not to leave any gaps between two planks. It can be difficult to fit a plank in-between two surrounding planks. Continue to install until the wall is filled. Tip: when installing, be sure that the seams do not match up to one another.
Lea believes in making sure that her home is a space that’s as unique and full of personality as the people who live there. Rather than being matchy-matchy, she collects things that make her happy, including a brand new Golden Oak accent wall! Before I get to that, though, can I point out that her mid-century modern fireplace is the best?! She found it on Craigslist. Can you believe it?!