PVC Wall Cladding Panel Step-By-Step Guide
PVC Wall Cladding
For this step-by-step guide, we’re going to clad a bathroom 2.5m wide by 2.5m long. Assuming the walls are fairly flat, we’re going to glue the panels directly to the wall. For uneven walls, timber battens can be used to level.
Starting from an internal corner, measure the height and cut an Internal Corner Trim to length. Glue the internal corner trim into the corner with panel adhesive, making sure it’s fully flush into the corner with no room to wiggle.
Cut your panel to the correct length, apply panel adhesive to the back of the panel in long S shape movements, push the panel onto wall and slide the rounded edge of the panel into the internal corner trim. Keep going with the next panel, making sure to slide the corresponding edges together.
When you get to the next corner of the room, cut an internal corner trim to length and slide onto the next panel that’s ready to be installed. Glue the last panel with the attached corner trim to the wall. If your wall ends against a door Architrave, use a Starter Trim to finish (Starter trims can be used on both top and bottom of panels to hide cut edges). Cut the starter trim to length, slide onto the side of panel and glue the last panel complete with starter trim attached.
For walls with external corners or around a window, use an External Corner Trim. as you would with an internal corner trim.
For this guide, we’ll be cladding a ceiling 2.5m by 2.5m. We recommend the best way to fix cladding to the ceiling is to fix onto timber battens, though this isn’t necessary.
If you have decided to go ahead with installing your PVC ceiling panels, drill and plug battens around the outside edge of the room, then fix three battens across the width of the room (A larger ceiling will need more battens across the width).
Screw or pin your starter trims or coving around three sides of the room, cut your panel to size and slide into the starter trim, screw or pin the tongue onto the batten, clip the infill trim onto edge of panel, repeat until the last panel, for this panel the easiest way is to push the starter trim or coving onto the panel and glue into place with panel adhesive.