Wall panels serve as descriptions of exhibits in museums and galleries. They are also used to show electronic equipments. As part of interior decoration, they divide wall spaces fashionably. This can be attained by paneling the upper portion or the lower half portion of the wall by setting up wainscoting, or producing a faux finish.
Wainscoting is practical in covering the lowest and most susceptible portions of the wall. Wainscoted walls are attractive and decorative, and require minimum cleaning. It is resistant to damage. Many people still prefer wainscoted walls even if wallpapers and modern paint are becoming more popular.
You can apply portable or temporary wall panels that can be utilized for partitioning cubicles in an office setting. Sections of wall panels can be assembled in wood or metal. Usually, they are coated with grained materials or fabrics to make the walls look more elegant and attractive.
There are acoustic wall panels absorb sounds. These are more appropriate in studios.
If you are building a small house, faux finishes or faux panels can be a good choice. Faux finish can copy the appearance of wood, stone or fabric panels. As an alternative, prune can be inserted to a wall to copy the appearance of inlaid panels.
If you are budgeted and cannot afford panels with sections, you can apply fabric wall panels to rapidly present your basement, your attic or your garage a finished appearance. Other kinds of wall panels are available to make walls more durable.
Here are some steps in setting up wall panels:
First, put intended materials in the room two to five days prior to actual construction. This will improve the paneling wood to regulate the room’s humidity level.
Next, prepare your wall. If your wall has a Melamine Foam finished wood-frame, you may be able to connect the board panel by means of the wallboard or plaster to the wall studs. However, it if does not have a finished wood frame, you will need to connect furring strips to the studs as a support for securing the panels.
Cut each panel 1/4 inch shorter than the height of the paneling (distance from floor to ceiling).
Use a quality adhesive in placing panels on the wall.
Leave at least 1/4 inch space at the bottom.
Stick four nails with enough distance to the wall.
When finished, drag the bottom edge of the panel for approximately six inches from the wall.
Drive a block following the sheet and start on the adhesive.