Unlike traditional panels, peel and stick cedar wall planks don’t involve expert skills or knowledge. You can DIY a plank wall easily, even if you’re a beginner. As your cedar wall planks supplier, we take care of the heavy work, and all you have to do is – peel and stick!
Here are the steps for installing your wall planks without hassle.
1. Prepare Your Space and Planks
When you unbox your planks, separate them to give them some breathing room and leave them in the space where you’ll install them for 2-5 days. Because our planks are made from real wood, they need to acclimate to the space and adjust to the room’s temperature and humidity.
Once the planks are ready, wipe the wall you’ll install them on with a dry cloth to ensure there’s no dust or moisture. This way, the planks can stick properly. If installing the planks on a freshly painted wall, make sure at least 4-5 days have passed since the painting.
Finally, gather the necessary supplies.
- A cutting tool
- A measuring tool
- A marking tool
- A ladder (or something else sturdy and safe to stand on)
- A J-roller
2. Install the First Two Rows
If your ceiling is level, measure down from it to draw a reference line. If it isn’t, you can use the baseboard as a reference and measure up from it. You should draw the line at around 25˝ from the ceiling/baseboard, as our planks have a width of 5˝.
Then, peel and stick the first two planks so they’re adjacent on both sides of the reference line. Place the remaining planks above and below the line to finish the first two rows.
3. Install the Remaining Rows
Building on the initial two rows, peel and stick the rest of your planks as if you were putting together a puzzle. Make sure the planks are well-connected to avoid gaps.
It’s best to go with a staggered design to avoid the monotony of a recognizable pattern, though this is mostly a personal preference.
When you get to the last row, cut the planks lengthwise to ensure they fit perfectly. Once the panel is complete, use our Wood Corner Trim for all outside corners to achieve an elegant and professional look.
If you want to see a detailed breakdown of the installation process, you can find it here.