Tin wall panels offers homeowner’s options for updating an interior look with durable, high performance materials. Far away from the days of prefabricated sheets, choices in custom tin panels can accentuate every interior and fit all wallets. The difference in the appearance of real rather than composite can be dramatic. If you can use a tape measure and a hammer, this home improvement project is for you.
Prepare Wall for Panels
Measure the length and width of the tin wall panels. Most panels are sold in 8- with 4-foot sheets. Calculate how many panels you need and buy them from a local home improvement center. Use a flat pry bar to remove all casting and trim around windows, doors and top and bottom of the wall. Remove these carefully so that they can be reused after installing panels. Remove any valves, light socket and plug-in wrap with a screwdriver. Set them aside to install after panels are in place.
Find and mark all tin wall panels controls with a control detector. There should be a pin every 24-48 inches. Determine if the wall is even of centers one level from the left side corner and run it along the wall that will panel. Draw a line using a pen and remove the level. If the line is straight, the wall is level. If the line goes up or down, the difference will need to be thought of in cutting the measurement of wall panels. Cut panels to fit with a jigsaw or similar tools. Always cut panels from the bottom so that the cuts are not as noticeable.