Installation Guide

Installation steps

Please read entire document prior to starting installation

Example Layout: (more examples below)

Installation 1

1. Draw a plan to scale of your ceiling or wall, showing the layout of the panels, moldings, fillers and cornices you wish to use.

2. (Optional but highly recommended) Cover your ceiling or wall with wood, or wood strips (most commonly used is mahogany or plywood), making sure the work area is level, flat and smooth. (1/4" Minimum thickness is recommended)

3. Transfer your layout plan showing the placement to the ceiling or wall by applying a grid with a chalk line. (be sure to measure the pieces for exact measurements and to allow for overlap prior to applying the layout to ceiling)

4. Begin in the centre of the room and work your way out and around the surface, ensuring that you follow the lapping instructions detailed in step 5. *Please note: Two sides of the panel can not be secured until the next piece has been placed underneath*

5. First install the panels, next fillers, then moldings and lastly cornices, making sure these items ‘lap away’ from the main entrance, or main viewing area.

6. Nail approximately every 6” to 12" around the outside edges of the tin panel, and in the center where the pattern allows.

Use one of the following:

  • Dome head nails (can be purchased with panels)
  • #4 pan head screws (can be purchased with panels)
  • Air operated nailer or stapler (eg. 18 gauge brad nail)
  • Industrial strength panel adhesive. (Required if skipping step 2: See "Gluing Information" below)

7. We reccomend on larger cornices to use wooden brackets for backing close to the corners and on the overlapped seams. Inside corners are coped, outside corners are mitered. (Templates and pictures are available upon request)

Installation 2

8. Tap any loose seams together with a small piece of wood.

9. Caulk panel, molding, filler and cornice seams to create a smooth and tight fit.

  • Painted panels – use paintable caulking.
  • Plated and/or bright tin panels – use a clear paintable caulking at your discretion (sometimes not needed)

10. Panels can be painted or left in bright tin depending on your preference. If leaving in the bright tin it is strongly recommended that you apply a clear sealer to protect the metal.

  • Please see our Finishing Guide for painting or sealing instructions
  • It is always best to do a test spot before starting , or to experiment on the back of a panel prior to applying the finish to the entire ceiling.

To print our Installation tips, download our Printable Installation Tips.

Gluing Information

If gluing tin directly to a substrate that will not hold nails or screws well (i.e. drywall/gyproc) please be sure to use a construction adhesive to secure the tin to the ceiling.  Brad nails, small screws or staples can be used to tack and hold the tin in place while the glue is setting. Once tin is installed with glue we also recommend using additional fasteners to secure the hold.

Glue Examples

  • PL Premium
  • Liquid Nails

****We recommend avoiding the use of contact cements as they dry instantly and do not allow you to adjust the alignment of the panel****

Layout Suggestion for Rooms

Installation 3

Our panels have been installed on:

  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Store Display Windows
  • Backsplash Areas
  • Display Counters
  • Around Fireplaces
  • Cupboards
  • Doors
  • Accent Pieces
  • Mirrors
  • Wainscotting
  • Head Boards
  • Heat Shields around Stoves
  • And more...

Ceiling Installation Diagrams

Installation 4

T-Bar and Beam Installation

Installation 5 Installation 6 Installation 7