Tongue-and-groove pine wall planks are good but have a major disadvantage. They almost always require specialized tools, experience, patience, and professional intervention. None of that is good for someone who wants to redecorate on a budget without sacrificing looks or quality of materials.
Stikwood pine wall planks are peel-and-stick pine wall planks. They feature strong, easy-to-install adhesive strips on the back of the 5”-wide reclaimed planks. You can easily cut them to size and put them where you need them, without having to use extra glue, drill holes, or use complicated fittings.
Mastering the reclaimed pine wood plank installation requires going through three stages.
1. Get the Room and Planks Ready
You’ll need to wait a few days after receiving your peel and stick pine wall planks before installing them. Take the Stikwood planks out of the box and let them sit for a couple of days. Let them acclimate to the room temperature and humidity where they’ll be installed. This lowers the risk of warping and splitting after installation due to the shock of a major change in the environment.
The adhesive needs a clean and dry surface to create a strong bond between the wood and the wall. Therefore, allow any new paint to dry for at least 5 days. And on the day of the installation, clean the walls with a dry cloth to ensure they’re dust-free, warm, and dry before attaching the planks.
Finally, you may want to grab a couple of supplies and tools to have ready.
- Measuring tool
- Marking tool
- Cutting tool
- A ladder or stool
- Wood Corner Trim
2. Install the First Two Rows
The trick to a gorgeous wood plank fixture is creating a staggered design. Working with just two rows ensures that all planks are placed without gaps, and the ends of each plank don’t line up with each other. This creates a pleasing staggered pattern.
Therefore, only peel and stick two rows of planks at first. Draw a reference line about 25” from the baseboard or the ceiling, whichever is more level. Peel and stick the first plank above the reference line and the second one below, staggering the ends so they’re not in a straight line. Then, complete the rows by peeling and sticking more planks. When you reach the end of a row, cut a plank to fit. and stick to the staggered design.
Unless all the planks fit perfectly, you may have to cut the final row lengthwise. Make sure you measure and mark the planks accordingly to avoid gaps. If you wall has ‘outside’ corners corners, the Stikwood Wood Corner Trim pieces are also made from reclaimed wood and come in wide varieties that complement a pine wood wall, making corners easy.
For an even more in-depth guide on how to install pine wood planks, check out the complete installation tutorial.