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Instruction Guide - Half-wall panels

Required material and tools

Construction glue, level, pencil, saw and nail gun.


You need to pay particular attention to the level of humidity of the room where you will fix panels. In the case of wood-based panels, humidity influence the contraction and the expansion of the wood. The humidity level should absolutely range between 30% and 50% inclusively.

Leave panels in the room where you plan to install them between 48 and 72 hours prior to installation to acclimate panels to the room’s temperature and humidity level. Place panels flatly on their length of 2.438 m (8 feet) against the wall in way to allow air circulation between panels.

Your walls must be leveled as much as possible. They must be clean, dry and solid. It is possible to fix panels on studs, but we recommend to fix horizontal brackets (forence) to strengthen the structure and increase joint quality. 


MURdesign's panels are made of high density fibers (HDF), the same component than laminated floors. To cut panels, use a finishing blade on a saw bench with finished side upward. If you want to use another type of electric saw, like a portable circular saw or a jig saw with fine teeth, place finished side downward. To cut ending point, measure and mark the area to cut, drill a hole at each corner of the area and use the fine teeth jig saw to cut till ending points.


Plan an interval of 0.476 cm (3/16 inches) at the corners of the walls, as well as a space of 1.9 cm (3/4 inches) at the bottom of each panel. Before fixing panels, place them without glue to ensure they fit properly. They must be strongly fixed.

Use a panel adhesive or construction adhesive in the back of all panels. A bead of 0.635 cm (1/4 inch) will be sufficient as long as you apply it along the surface in the back and with a repetitive S-shape in the case you are applying dry wall panels. 


Finish solidifying each panel with a finishing nailer. Whenever possible, be sure to nail at the bottom of the grooves to make the nails less visible; this will provide a uniform finish and increase strength.


Clean panels with a clean cloth and soft soap. Avoid using strong soap as it may alter painting.