Working with Cellular Vinyl PVC Cutting:
Cellular Vinyl PVC can be cut using the same techniques and tools as are used for wood. Carbide tipped blades are recommended.
Cellular Vinyl PVC can be drilled in the same fashion as most hardwoods. Drill holes may require the removal of shavings periodically. High Speed Steel Bits are satisfactory for this process.
Cellular Vinyl PVC can be fastened using stainless steel or galvanized screws or nails as well as pneumatic fasteners. Apply fasteners approximately 1” -2” from the edge of the board with support structure (joists) spacing no more than 16” center to center. Fine thread and ring shank are not recommended. Typically it is not necessary to pre-drill. However, there may be situations where this may be necessary, particularly in cold temperatures.
For best results glue all joints of Cellular Vinyl PVC material with PVC cement. Bond & Fill manufactured by Advanced Trimworks, Inc. may also be used. This will provide a strong bond prohibiting joints from opening. It is highly recommended to splice (scarf) and/or miter all joints. Butt joints are not recommended.
Cellular Vinyl PVC may be painted using an oil or acrylic latex paint. Dark colors should be avoided in areas where the material will be exposed to direct sunlight.
1. Cut pieces to the desired length.
2. Apply construction adhesive to the back of one piece of wainscot.
3. Starting in a corner of the room and making sure the nailing fin faces away from the corner, press the first piece into place.
4. Nail through the fin into the wall.
5. Continue gluing and nailing until you come to the corner. At this point, it may be necessary to rip the last corner piece so
that it will fit.
6. Repeat along each wall.
Installing Ceiling Planking
1. Allow 1/4” on each end for expansion.
2. With the nailing fin positioned away from the wall, face nail the first piece against one side of the ceiling. Nail the nailing fin on the first piece on maximum 16” centers.
3. Insert the next piece into the slot and continue nailing through the fin on maximum 16” centers until ceiling is completely covered.
4. Use PVC cement where plank ends must be butted together.
5. The last piece will probably need its width adjusted. Measure, mark, and rip it to the desired width.
6. Face nail the last piece as close to the wall as possible.
7. Cover edges with crown or trim moulding.
CAUTION: Ceiling planking should never be used for load-bearing application. Attic space above porch should be vented.