How to Install BrickPanel+ Foam Panels Mechanically
June 19 2019
Old Mill Brick BrickPanel+ system can also be installed mechanically over surfaces such as plywood, drywall, and others that can be screwed into.
To install BrickPanel+ panels mechanically, you’ll need your foam panels, wood screws (length varies depending on your foam thickness), Old Mill Brick fasteners, a level, and a box cutter or other sharp knife.
Start on the bottom left or right corner of your project. For your bottom row of panels, cut the bottom edge so that you have a row of complete brick. You can easily cut a straight line in the panel using a box cutter or razor knife along the top of the last convex groove on the panel.
To attach your first panel, use a 4’ level and line up your fasteners on your studs in the top row of the panel. Use a hand drill to place a screw threw your fastener and into the stud. The fastener should be flush with the panel, but not indented. Only attach one fastener for now.
For your second panel, use your level and line it up next to the fist. Place one fastener right between the two panels in the joint. Place one fastener in every other row of the joint.
Now go back and place a fastener every 8” on the vertical of each of your studs. (typically placed every 16”). Once your full bottom row of panels is secured, you can start to work your way up.
Stagger each row so that your joints are in the middle of the previous row’s panels. Use the groove at the bottom of each panel to lock the next row onto the top of the previous row. Add fasteners in your studs along the joint between the two rows. Continue to follow this pattern, making cuts to the panels as needed, until your wall is covered.
For corners, use a corner brick and a level to line up the panels so that the foam edges are flush and make one 90 degree corner edge.
For more information about the BrickPanel+ system, visit oldmillbrick.com/install.