Manufactured home wall panels can be a great way to improve the look and feel of your home. It’s a great investment choice to increase the value of your home as well. However, if they aren’t installed properly, there can be issues later. In this blog, we’ll discuss seven steps to replace manufactured home wall panels.
Gather the Necessary Materials
First, you will need to gather the necessary materials. This includes a drywall saw, tape measure, level, stud finder, 5/8” drywall screws, and construction adhesive. You should also have a few extra tools handy, such as a utility knife and drill.
Remove the Old Wall Panel
Second, you’ll need to remove the old wall panel. This can be done using a drywall saw to cut around the perimeter of the panel carefully. At the same time, make sure you don’t damage any pipes or wires in the process. Once all wall panels have been removed, use a vacuum to clear away any debris.
Measure and Cut the New Wall Panel
Next, measure and cut the newly manufactured home wall panel. Use a tape measure to accurately determine the size of the panel you need. Once you measure it, use a drywall saw to cut along the perimeter of the panel, making sure the home wall panel is not too large or too small.
Install the New Wall Panel
Now you need to install the home wall panel. Start by placing the wall panel against the studs and make sure it’s level. Next, use construction adhesive to secure it in place. Now you can use the drywall screws to hold the panels in place for the next step.
Fasten the Wall Panel to the Studs
Next, fasten the manufactured home wall panel to the studs. Start by marking out where each panel should go. Make sure you measure twice and cut once, to avoid mistakes in making the panels fit. Once the manufactured home wall panels are in place, use 5/8” drywall screws to secure them in place.
Apply Joint Compound
Sixth, apply the joint compound to the seams of each wall panel. Use a putty knife or trowel to spread a thin layer of compound along each seam. Allow the compound to dry and then sand it down until flush with the surface of the panels.
Paint the Wall Panel
Finally, paint the panels. Start by priming the surface of the wall panel and allowing it to dry completely. This process usually takes up to 24 hours. Once it’s dry, apply two coats of paint. Use a brush to apply the paint and make sure that you cover the panels evenly. Make sure you allow the first coat of paint to dry before applying the second and final layer of paint.
How MCM Homes Can Help You
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