Installing peel-and-stick wood ceiling planks is easier than drilling or snapping tongue-and-groove wood planks together on ceiling surfaces. Gravity certainly isn’t your friend in these situations, so you’ll want something you can finish quickly.
Stikwood peel-and-stick wood ceiling planks require a little pressure to create a strong adhesive bond, and like any other type of wall or ceiling accent, the installation requires following a few simple steps. Don’t worry, though. It’s nothing you can’t handle on your own.
1. Prepare the Ceiling Surface and Planks
Once you’ve reviewed how to install wood planks on ceilings, don’t let your Stikwood planks stay in the box until installation day. Take them out and spread them on the floor for 2–5 days. It will give the planks room to breathe and enough time to acclimate to the environment in the room. By adapting to the temperature and humidity, the reclaimed ceiling planks are less likely to separate and warp after installation.
Prepare the ceiling by wiping it down with a dry cloth. You want to absorb the moisture and remove as many dust particles as possible to help the adhesive strips stick better. Also, let new paint dry for at least 4–5 days before putting the planks in place. Even if the paint seems dry after just one or two days, it’s best to leave it to cure a bit longer.
The following tools will help you when installing wood ceiling planks.
- Measuring and marking tools
- A cutting tool
- A sturdy stool or ladder
- a roller
2. Install Your First Two Rows
Drawing a reference line makes installing reclaimed wood ceiling planks easier and helps you stay straight when installing them. If you want to create a more exciting look, try playing around with some different geometric-inspired arrangements.
After installing two complete rows, you should have a good idea of how to proceed further, and you won’t need more reference lines.
3. Use the Two Rows as a Reference and Finish the Ceiling
Peel-and-stick the rest of the wood ceiling planks based on the two initial rows. Try to get them as tightly packed as possible to avoid gaps.
On the last row, you’ll probably have to perform a lengthwise cut to match the remaining ceiling surface area width. You can use Stikwood Wood Corner Trims for any outside corners for an even more polished ceiling design.
You can find more information on this installation process here.