Fasade Wall Panel Frequently Asked Questions

How do I need to prepare the wall before I install wall panels?

The wall that you plan to install wall panels on needs to be freshly cleaned, free from dust, grease, wax, etc. After you've cleaned the wall, be sure that it is dried thoroughly. Acceptable substrates are drywall, plaster or clean, smooth tile. Any damaged, loose or uneven areas must be repaired, patched, leveled and primed. Fill cracks and irregularities with wallboard compound or spackling, then sand smooth with fine-grade sandpaper. Any porous material like highly textured drywall, plywood (or any raw wood without primer), and wallpaper unless removed, sanded and primed, will result in adhesive failure.

What can I use to cut the wall panels?

To cut the wall panels use a utility knife, scissors or a tin snips.

What kind of adhesive do I need to install the wall panels?

The preferred method for installing panels is to use a notched trowel (1/4" x 1/4" x 3/4") and apply the adhesive directly to the wall. ACP, the manufacturer of Fasade recommends using PL Premium. Please see the installation guide for specific instructions.

If I choose to use the Tube Adhesive, how much do I need to purchase?

If using the tube adhesive to install the wall panels, one 10.5-ounce size tube covers approximately one 4' x 8' wall panel. Be sure to carefully read the instructions on the back of the adhesive tube before use.

What is Edge J-trim, and do I need to use it?

Edge J-Trim for walls is an 48-inch trim piece that is available to you to use on the edge of your wall panels. The trim is not required to be used with the wall panels, but does give the wall panels a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the wall panels.

What is Inside Corner Trim, and do I have to use it?

Inside Corner Trim is an 48-inch trim piece that is available to use on an inside corner of your wall panels. The trim is not required to be used, but does give the wall panels a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the wall panels.

Can the wall panels be cleaned?

Once you have your wall panels installed, the panels can be cleaned with soap and water only. Any harsh abrasives will damage the finish on the tiles.

Can I use Fasade panels in my shower?

No, the adhesive is not engineered to be used in a wet environment such as a shower.

What tools will I need to install the wall panels?

To install wall panels, you will need the following:

  • Tape Measure
  • Tin Snips or Scissors
  • Utility Knife
  • Steel Straight Edge
  • Adhesive - Tube adhesive (PL Premium) or tape adhesive

During the installation of my wall panels, some of the adhesive dried on the finish side of my panels. How can I remove that?

If some of the adhesive has dried on the finish side of the panels, you can use mineral spirits to remove it. Mineral spirits is the only thing you can use that won't damage the panel's finish.

Can I glue up 4'x 8' wall panels on my ceiling?

No, the thickness and weight of the 4'x 8' panels causes them to fall off ceiling surfaces before the adhesive can set. Please only use 2'x 2' or 2'x 4' glue up ceiling panels for ceilings.

Can I use the Fasade products in my camper or RV?

Yes, you can use on the interior of your camper and we recommend using method 2 of our installation guide which states to use supplemental adhesive due to road vibrations and temperature swings.

Can I paint Fasade wall panels?

Yes. Our Matte White panels are paintable.

To paint our white wall panels, the recommended paint and preparation steps are below. For proper adhesion, be sure to complete both preparation steps:

Manufacturer Paint Preparation 1 Preparation 2 Application Type
Sherwin Williams Acrolon 218HS SSPC-SP1Solvent Cleaner DTM Bonding Primer Brush, Spray & Roller (for specific type, see data sheet) https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/engineering/technical-services/technical-services-repository/details/acroltech.pdf
Lowes Signature Interior or
American Tradition
Exterior Duramax
Paints
TSP Cleaner Plastic Primer Spray Premium quality roller,
Polyester Brush, or
airless sprayer
Benjamin Moore Benjamin Moore
Latex or Oil Paint
TSP Cleaner Fresh Start Primer Latex or oil paint: nylon/polyester professional brushes or shed-resistant professional roller covers
Pratt & Lambert Pratt & Lambert Latex
Paint
Scuff Sanding or TSP Cleaner  Supreme Interior /
Exterior Multi Purpose
Primer
Brush: Nylon or Polyester
Roller: 3/8” nap cover
Dutch Boy Dutch Boy Platinum Clean & Degrease None Brush: Nylon or Polyester
Roller: 3/8” nap cover
Conco Interior/Exterior DTM ALKYD Gloss Industrial Enamel (8500 SERIES) or
Interior/Exterior DTM Acrylic Gloss Industrial Enamel (8000 SERIES)
Clean & Degrease Interior/Exterior DTM ALKYD Rust Control Metal Primer (P851) or
Interior/Exterior DTM Acrylic Prime & Finish (P801)
Brush: Nylon or Polyester
Roller: 3/8” nap cover
Rust-Oleum Rust-Oleum Universal and Painter's Touch 2X aerosols Clean & Degrease None Brush: Nylon or Polyester
Roller: 3/8” nap cover