To install waterproof wall panels, measure the space, find the studs, cut the panels to fit along the studs, drill and screw the panels into the studs and fill in the screw heads. To glue on wall panels, apply adhesive to the backs of the panels and smooth them out along the walls.
Waterproof wall panels are good options for keeping moisture away from bathroom walls. To install panels, run through the following steps.
- Remove fixtures
- Measure the space
- Find the studs (optional)
- Cut out the panels
- Install the panels
- Fill in the screws and gaps (optional)
- Apply caulking
Remove fixtures such as faucets and taps.
Measure the length and height of each wall. Mark out fixtures, plumbing connections, sinks and tubs.
Find studs in the walls with a stud finder.
For adhesive panels, cut out the panels to fit around the available wall space. Be sure to cut out holes for fixtures and to make room for sinks and tubs. For screw-in panels, measure and cut the panels to fit along the studs. Each panel should attach to studs along the sides.
For adhesive panels, spread adhesive along the backs of the panels and carefully line them up with the wall. Press the panels onto the wall to secure them. For screw-on panels, line the panels up with studs and drill through both the panels and the studs. Secure the panels to the walls with screws.
For screw-on panels, use spackle to fill in the screws, seal the gaps between panels with drywall tape and then paint over the panels.
Seal the edges of the panels with caulking. Apply caulking around fixtures.