Installing Acrylic Wall Panels
Acrylic wall panels – Renovating an old or outdated tub or shower surround is an easy process when using acrylic wall liners or panels. Severe water damage requires tearing out all old tiles and restarting from wall rails. But just covering old and ugly tiles with fresh panels is a light weekend project.
Fill a bucket of hot water. Add TSP according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Scrub the entire bath or shower with a brush and rinse thoroughly. Acrylic wall panels let dry. Remove the crane handle by bending the cover and removing the screw. Also remove the screws from the faucet cover and carefully tear away the tiles. Remove the faucet and shower head by unscrewing them from the pipes. Wrap the pliers in a washcloth or rags to avoid damage to the finish. Some cranes are attached with a hexagonal screw; Use an Allen key to remove the screw. Also, remove the flanges.
Press a small red acrylic paint on your finger. Apply to the ends of the tubes, then immediately direct the wall panel and press gently against the pipes. Remove and clean the pipes with a wet cloth. Place the acrylic wall panels on a flat surface. Put a scrap of wood under the panel and cut where the red acrylic paint marked the pipe places, using a knife or drill with a whole saw or spade bit. Dry fits all panels and notice any cuts needed on wall panels. Most manufacturers build the panels with one channel on one side and one flat surface on the other. Cut out superfluous on just the flat side.