Fasade Wall Panel Frequently Asked Questions
The wall that you plan to install wall panels on needs to be freshly cleaned, free from dust, grease, wax, etc. After you’ve cleaned the wall, be sure that it is dried thoroughly. Acceptable substrates are drywall, plaster or clean, smooth tile. Any damaged, loose or uneven areas must be repaired, patched, leveled and primed. Fill cracks and irregularities with wallboard compound or spackling, then sand smooth with fine-grade sandpaper. Any porous material like highly textured drywall, plywood (or any raw wood without primer), and wallpaper unless removed, sanded and primed, will result in adhesive failure.
To cut the wall panels use a utility knife, scissors or a tin snips.
The preferred method for installing panels is to use a notched trowel (1/4″ x 1/4″ x 3/4″) and apply the adhesive directly to the wall. ACP, the manufacturer of Fasade recommends using PL Premium. Please see the installation guide for specific instructions.
If using the tube adhesive to install the wall panels, 1-1/2 to 2 (10.5-ounce size) tubes covers approximately one 4′ x 8′ wall panel, depending on the size of the bead. We recommend a 1/4-inch bead. Be sure to carefully read the instructions on the back of the adhesive tube before use.
No. Adding and using trims is a personal choice and not required. See product installation guides for ways to finish an edge without trims.
Edge J-Trim for walls is an 48-inch trim piece that is available to you to use on the edge of your wall panels. The trim is not required to be used with the wall panels, but does give the wall panels a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the wall panels.
Inside Corner Trim is an 48-inch trim piece that is available to use on an inside corner of your wall panels. The trim is not required to be used, but does give the wall panels a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the wall panels.
Once you have your wall panels installed, the panels can be cleaned with soap and water only. Any harsh abrasives will damage the finish on the tiles.
No, the adhesive is not engineered to be used in a wet environment such as a shower.
To install wall panels, you will need the following:
Tin Snips or Scissors
Steel Straight Edge
Adhesive – Tube adhesive (PL Premium) or tape adhesive
If some of the adhesive has dried on the finish side of the panels, you can use mineral spirits to remove it. Mineral spirits is the only thing you can use that won’t damage the panel’s finish.
No, the thickness and weight of the 4’x 8′ panels causes them to fall off ceiling surfaces before the adhesive can set. Please only use 2’x 2′ or 2’x 4′ glue up ceiling panels for ceilings.
Yes, you can use on the interior of your camper and we recommend using method 2 of our installation guide which states to use supplemental adhesive due to road vibrations and temperature swings.
You may see a warning on this product regarding California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. It is intended to help Californians make informed decisions about protecting themselves from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The Proposition requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
Proposition 65 is designed to inform consumers. This is not the same as a regulatory decision that a product is “safe” or “unsafe”. Our products emit no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and are in no way harmful if the product is used for its intended purpose. At Acoustic Ceiling Products, customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we will be happy to provide any additional information, technical specs or data you may need on any of our products.
Yes. Our Matte White panels are paintable.
To paint our white wall panels, the recommended paint and preparation steps are below. For proper adhesion, be sure to complete both preparation steps: