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planning your space for panel molding installation

When creating wall or ceiling panels, it is important to establish a plan for the layout of the panel molding and molding corners.

Look at you overall room space and ask yourself:
- Where will the furniture and artwork will be placed?
- Do you wont full panels or split panels?
- Do you want to add to add a chair rail?

Determine what layout you wish to install. Suggestions are illustrated below. Start by planning your feature wall first, than the remaining walls (if applicable.)

Note, panels may consist of a single panel, or variable sized panels, or symmetrically sized panels

Horizontal Panel Layout Plans
panels on the wall
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Vertical Panel Layout Plans
wall panels
panel molding and molding corners
panel molding and corners

PROPORTIONAL SPACING

Spacing should be consistent throughout the room:

- between the panels, doors, windows and room corners - from 3-1/2" to 6".
- above and below chair rail - 1/2" to 1" min.
- above the baseboard and below ceiling or ceiling molding - 3-1/2" to 6" min.

MEASUREMENTS

- Measure all panels lengths and add 10% to total for miter and join waist.
- You may also want to consider adding additional length to your purchase to "mach the pattern" of molding, ensuring a consistent appearance.

SURFACE PREPARATION FOR PANEL MOLDING INSTALLATION

- Clean all surfaces free of dirt and loose particles with a clean cloth or sponge. Make sure area is completely dry before installing.
- Measure and mark the location where you want to install the product.
- You can finish [paint or faux finish] molding before or after installation.
- After installation touch-up any area as needed.
 
PANEL MOLDING AND FRAMING MOLDING CORNERS