Materials Needed:

  1. 1A fine tooth saw
  2. 21” finishing nails
  3. 3Hammer
  4. 4Nail set
  5. 5Ruler
  6. 6Level
  7. 7Carpenter’s combination square
  8. 8Panel adhesive such as Liquid Nails

How to Install Wainscot/Planking

For easy improvement projects, Plastpro’s Reversible Plank Wall Panels and Trim Kit offer a beautiful and durable way to customize your home’s interior. Made from high-strength, PVC material, these products are resistant to water damage, easily cleaned, and low-maintenance. Available options: smooth finish 3 ft. and 8ft. plank wall panels, and matching trim kit.

Installation Instructions

NOTE: For easy installation, use Liquid Nails or a similar quality panel adhesive. For better holding strength, use nails. Angle all nails and drive nails within ¼ in. of the surface with a hammer. Then tap the board into place with a hammer and a wood block to protect the planking. For a better, square fit, slightly angle the tongue of the planking to the groove. Mild expansion and contraction due to temperature fluctuation should be expected; therefore, do not press the planks against each other too tightly. These panels are for interior use only and non-commercial grade- do not install in areas that will have heat over 120 °F.

Step 1: Base Trim

Measure the correct length and then cut for an accurate fit on the wall. Saw into the surface for a cleaner edge. Apply Liquid Nails or a similar panel adhesive in a zigzag pattern before installing. Apply the panel to the wall, making sure the base trim piece has the pre-grooved end up. Check to see if the trim pieces are correctly aligned and level. For better holding strength, use nails (see the Note above). Fill in any gaps with caulk or wood putty.

Step 2: Plank Wall Panels

Insert each plank wall panel into the groove of the base trim. Apply Liquid Nails or a similar panel adhesive in a zigzag pattern before installing. For better holding strength, use nails (see the Note above). Each piece is tongued and grooved for a better fit and simple application. Begin at an inside corner and work left to right if you are right-handed, and right to left if you are left-handed. Keep the groove edge toward the starting corner, and the tongue edges toward your work direction. Nailing top, bottom, and every 16 in. to 32 in. will ensure adhesive contact to the planks. Allow space between planking for expansion and contraction. Measure and fit the next planks carefully. The last plank may have to be trimmed to fit into a corner.

Step 3: Chair Rail

To complete the job, make sure all planks have been applied to the base trim correctly and check to see that the product is level against the wall. Then apply the chair rail on top of the planks after measuring for the correct length. The chair rail is pre-grooved at the bottom to fit over the planks. For additional holding strength, use nails (see the Note above). Fill in any gaps with caulk or wood putty.

Maintenance

Regularly cleaning your planking with a damp cloth will leave it looking just like new. Choose water or a mild solution and avoid cleaning with acetone or any heavy-duty solvent. For best results, spot test any cleaner before using on this product.

Plastpro Reversible Wall Paneling is a vinyl product. Paint selection should based on the paint manufacturer's recommendations and instructions for coating vinyl products.