(see www.ninthandvine.com/pages/tutorials for our full, in depth instructions/tutorials)Minimum tools
- Tape Measure
- Cutting tool - hand saw and speed square at minimum
- J-Roller - if installing with adhesive tape
- Eye Protection
- Dust Mask
- 2 person installation recommended
- Wall surface must be clean, dry, structurally sound, flat, free of significant texture. If your wall is heavily textured, the (optional) supplied foam tape may be insufficient. Construction adhesive and/or finish nails may be used as an alternative.
- Prior to installation plan out your design pattern and lay it out on the floor.
Flexible installation options for Shiplap
(**see beneath for additional BRICK instructions**)
(Check your base moulding to make sure it is level)
- Peel-and-stick adhesive tape
- The adhesive tape is very strong. Before you remove the protective backing for final installation, be sure to test fit each plank as you go to assure proper fit.
- After test fitting, remove the tape backing and apply to the wall.
- Use popsicle sticks, or nickels to create gaps between boards if desired.
- Use a J roller every few rows to activate the pressure sensitive adhesive tape. This step is very important to assure proper adherence.
- Edges & Corners: we recommend wood or metal square edge moulding trim to finish. Paint or stain trim pieces as desired to match or compliment your planks.
- Other installation options
- See our full tutorials at www.ninthandvine.com/pages/tutorials for other installation options such as using construction adhesive (glue), or finishing nails.
- Additional BRICK instructions
- Start your first row in the bottom left corner of your wall.
- The flat mortar joint should be facing down towards the molding.
- Cut ~7.5 inches off the left side of your first piece so you have a whole brick on top, and a half brick on the bottom. This will help you keep a staggered brick pattern on each subsequent row.
- Dry fit each each plank before final install.
- The numbers located on the back of the panels are mainly for production purposes. However, you may utilize the numbers to ensure the panels are installed in a random order.
- Place the bottom edge of the plank against the wall, slide it into position, then press the adhesive tape against the wall.
- With the first plank in each new subsequent row be sure to stagger the brick pattern evenly.
- If you wish to hide more of the seams you can use a 'Sanded Caulk' that closely matches the mortar color. We recommend Mapei Keracaulk S, colors; Gray, Pewter or Pearl Gray for Brick - Brownstone which can be found at Lowes. Or Custom Sanded Ceramic Tile Caulk, 544 rolling fog for Brick - Hampton or AccuColor Sanded Siliconized Acrylic Latex Caulk, 973 Warm Taupe for Brick - Brownstone. which can be found at Home Depot. However, you may find another color that you like better.
(Tip: Measure twice, cut once. Use a fine toothed blade or saw for a cleaner cut.)
- Use a measuring tape and speed square to mark the desired length of your board.
- Flexible cutting options: Miter Saw (chop saw) is optimal. If you do not have a miter saw a hand saw will suffice - use a speed square or miter box as a guide for a straighter cut.
- Test fit the plank where it will be installed.
- Using a pencil mark both ends of the plank where it needs to be cut.
- Next use a straight edge or chalk line to connect your two marks.
- We recommend using a Circular Saw or Table Saw to cut the plank lengthwise.
- Warning: Wood dust is known to the State of California as a Carcinogen. Wear protective equipment while cutting and installing wood products.
- Warning: Wood is flammable. Do not install this product near open flame or heat source such as a fireplace or furnace.
- This product is not to be installed as a floor.
- This product is not intended for installation in very damp or wet areas.
- This product is made of recycled wood and thereby susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity.
- This product is for interior use only.
- This product may be used for ceiling applications as long as you adhere to local building codes for installation procedures and restrictions.