There are a variety of possible ways of installing 3form profile panels. Below are common installation methods.
Z-CLIPS OR FRENCH CLEATS
To install Profile panels to the wall using Z-clips, first Z-clips must be attached to the back of the Profile panel. Z-clips should run the entire width of the panel. A minimum of (3) rows of Z-clips are necessary per 8’ tall panel. Rows of Z-clips should be situated on the top and bottom edge of the panel, with additional rows spaced evenly between. Plywood or solid wood “in-wall” blocking is required. French Cleats would be installed in the same way as the Z-clips.
DIRECT SCREW ATTACHMENT
Profile wall panels can be attached to a wall by screwing directly through the panel. Construction mastic should also be used to supplement the screws. This technique should only be used on non-wrapped panels that will be painted in the field. Holes in the panel should be pre-drilled and counter-sunk. After screwing the panel to the wall a non-shrinking filler like Bondo may be used to cover the holes. Please note that non-shrinking filler should not be used between panels. A flexible seam filler should be used in between panels.
An industrial grade mastic such as “Liquid Nails” or “PL Premium Polyurethane” can be applied to the back of the panels and then pressed onto wall treated with 1/2” Plywood. Construction mastic should not be used in conjunction with drywall. Panels must be clamped or held in place until the mastic is fully cured. A preferred method is to use 3M VHB tape to apply and hold the panels to the wall while the mastic cures. Alignment of the panels prior to curing is important as the panels may not be re-aligned after curing.