Stone 2ft. x 2ft. Seamless Glue-up Wall Panel (Package of 12 Tiles), Plain White
EPS 3D Wall Panels - Installation Instructions
You will need the following to install the panels correctly:
- A wallpaper cutter
- A measure tape
- A level
- A pencil
- A primer
- An adhesive for polystyrene foam
- An acrylic filler (optional)
- Acrylic or latex paint (optional)
- 1 mm (spax) decking spacers (optional)
Remove the panels from the packaging and wait for at least 4 (four) hours to allow the product to adapt to ambient temperature. Before installing the panels, place them on a flat surface to arrange them in a pattern and to inspect them for mechanical damage that may have been caused during transport. Once you install the panels on a wall or ceiling, you will not be entitled to make any warranty claims.
Step 1. Prepare the surface
The panels should be installed on a clean and dry surface free form loose dirt. Before installation, any holes in the surface (wall or ceiling) should be filled with a patching compound. If the surface is covered with wood, plastic or varnish, sand the surface matt with fine grit sandpaper.
Now prime the surface using a commercial primer.
Step 2. Arrange the panels
Before installing the panels, plan how to arrange them on the surface, paying attention to the direction of the pattern.
A rough drawing of the arrangement is recommended. Use a level and a pencil to mark the contours of the panels on the surface.
Step 3. Cutting
To cut the panels, use a wallpaper cutter. Measure the right length and cut it off with a precise movement.
Step 4. Install the panels on the wall
Glue the panels directly onto the wall using a multi-purpose adhesive for polystyrene foam. Apply the adhesive evenly onto the surface, either in spots or all along the edge of the panel, about 2 ‐ 3 cm from the edge (the reverse side of the panel), and on the contact edges of the panel. Now press the panel gently onto the surface. Use a damp cloth to remove any excess amount of the adhesive. When placing the panels onto the wall, make sure that all the edges adhere properly to the surface. If you discover any cracks in the joints on the panels, use an acrylic filler. As an option, you can install the panels using (spax) decking spacers, not thicker than 3 mm.
Apply an acrylic filler in all cracks. Apply an acrylic filler in all cracks and use a plastic putty knife to remove any excess amount of the filler material to give the surface a uniform decorative look.
Step 5. Painting
Before painting the panels, it is best to wait for at least 24 hours to allow the adhesive acrylic filler material to dry. using commercial acrylic or latex paints for indoor use, paint the panels twice.
- Do not press the panels onto the wall too hard, as this may damage them.
- Use only proven, high quality paints ‐ for good coverage.
- Use an adhesive for polystyrene foam. Consider buying it from us, as we can help you choose the right adhesive for the products.
- Remember to cut the panels only with a sharp wallpaper cutter.
- After painting, use a feather duster or vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to clean the panels.
Do not install the panels in busy areas. Choose surfaces away from an open flame and high temperatures (e.g. a fireplace, a gas cooker etc)
I really like the idea of using styrofoam as an accent wall, but I will say that it better be in a place that you don't walk by or bump into.The stuff is hard, but all it would take is a bump into it with a sharp object, and now you've got a gouge int it.I will say that once its up, it looks really cool and natural.
What a amazing difference these stone wall panels have made in my great room. They just pop off the wall and look fantastic. These tiles are very lightweight and easy to install. After 24 hours I gave them a coat of paint and I'm in love with the new look. These really do look like a real stone wall. An excellent product to change the looks of any room. I'm hoping for many years of lasting beauty.
I installed these above my fireplace in my living room to try to give the room some character. It turned out great and was very easy to install. I used a water based adhesive which was easy to use and dried very quickly. These tiles are very cool, they are super lightweight since they are just a piece of foam, but they look so realistic. People are very impressed when they see my room for the first time after I installed these. They can't believe that they are pieces of foam.
I received this product in exchange for a review. My plan for this product was to mount it to the front of a bar area in my kitchen. I opened the box to find stark white unfinished stone-look moulded styrofoam. I would have a few pieces left over after I would have mounted them so I played around with some acrylic paints but each stone is very defined (might be ok for some people), I couldn't get it to look right just painting a solid color, and to add details to all of the stones to make it realistic just isn't in my time budget. I also had a hard time lining them up to make them "seamless". There's arrows on the back, I'm guessing the intention is to point them all in the same direction but even doing that and caulking the lines, you can still see the individual pieces.
So if you have a LOT of time to get all of these stones detailed enough to look decent, it might work for you. But again, it's foam, so even if I could get it to work, a simple kick will dent it. This isn't good for anywhere that it can get hit.
we looked into using this product for a fireplace surround. I've used air stone before that is a lightweight synthetic stone that looks realistic. the product is take lightweight so it applies easily but with that you're limited to areas that won't be touched or handled. great for ceiling or decorative areas above cabinets but definitely not anywhere near arms length. a cheap way to decorate ceilings. paintable as well. I'd recommend it only for those applications.