- Mastic adhesive
- Mastic adhesive gun
- Tape measure
- Spirit level
Remove the reclaimed pine boards from the box, and place them in the new room environment for a couple of days to acclimatise them. Only then should you unstrap the pine boards.
WALL FIXING INSTRUCTIONS
Ensure that the surface that you are placing the boards onto is relatively flat and that it is structurally sound. The surface should be clean, dry and dust free.
Take a pencil and a spirit level and make a reference line. You should start this line at eye level and ensure that this straight line in drawn across the entire wall surface.
There may be small gaps between the board edges when fixed. We suggest that either paint or a dark marker pen is used to paint/draw between the rows of wooden boards before they are installed. A marker pen can also be used to fill in any knot holes.
Next place a row of boards below and flush with the straight line that you have drawn with the spirit level. When this row is complete then start the next row below, staggering the boards so that the ends don't line up. A good idea is to ensure that the ends of the boards are at least 200mm apart from row to row.
Once you have completed two rows deep and you approach the ends of the wall you are covering, you need to measure the distance between the edge of the wall and the end of last board. You then mark this measurement onto another board and trim it to this length. When you then fix this board to the wall it will be flush with the wall edge. Continue with this method until you have almost reached the bottom and top of the wall. You might then have to edge trim the last rows of boards so that they are flush with the floor and the ceiling.