October 16, 2014|Products

How to Install Vinyl Wall Base

 
Materials Needed to Install Vinyl Wall Base

- Enough linear feet of vinyl wall base, for your project. factor in around 5-10% scrap.

- Utility knife

Wall base adhesive 

     1 x 30 oz. cartridge is good for 60 linear feet of base
     1 x Quart of base adhesive is good for 60 linear feet of base
     1 x Gallon of base adhesive is good for 240 linear feet of base

- Application equipment, for applying base adhesive

     method A - cartridge gun and snozzle (pictured)
     method B - cartridge gun and spreader 
     method C - spreader with a tub of adhesive (either 1 quart or 1 gallon tub)

Speed square (optional)

Cutting surface (any scrap piece of wood)

Wet rag 

Materials Needed to Install Vinyl Wall Base

 

Steps to Install Vinyl Wall Base

  1. Butt the end of the roll up to the wall
  2. Unroll the the roll of vinyl wall base the length of the wall, in order to estimate the length
  3. Mark where to make your cut, but give yourself a couple extra inches
  4. Make a square cut 


    Butt End to Wall Base

  5. You should now have an unrolled length of dry back vinyl wall base that is roughly the length of the wall


    Unrolling a Wall Base

  6. Make sure that the toe of the vinyl wall base is towards the wall with the finished side down, meaning the ribbed side is up.


  7. For these instructions we will use the adhesive gun and the 30 oz. adhesive cartridge with the snozzle attachment.
  8. You can accomplish the same application of adhesive with the gun and spreader, or the spreader with a tub of adhesive 
  9. Puncture the adhesive cartridge with needle on the adhesive gun
  10. Insert cartridge into the guy and apply the snozzle
  11. Begin pulling the trigger of the adhesive gun to push adhesive through the snozzle
  12. Once adhesive is coming through the snozzle, we are ready to apply the adhesive to the vinyl wall base with a smooth consistent pressure pull the gun trigger to apply adhesive on the vinyl wall base.


    Applying Cove Base Adhesive

  13. Slowly and steadily work your way down the length of the wall


    Moving down the length of the vinyl wall base

  14. Finish that down the entire length of the vinyl wall base
  15. We should now have a piece of base that has adhesive, side up, the entire length of the wall
  16. Go back to the starting edge and begin to press the adhesive side of the base to the wall. Press firmly.


    applying vinyl wall base to wall

  17. Press firmly down the entire length of the base


    Pressing firmly along the entire base

  18. Clean up and wipe down the excess adhesive with a wet rag
  19. Run the wet rag down the entire length of the base


    Cleaning up the vinyl wall base

  20. There should be some excess base at the second end of the wall. Using your speed square, cut of the excess


    Cutting off excess vinyl wall base

  21. Congrats! you should now have an entire wall length of vinyl wall base installed.

    Finishing length

  22. Now, the hard part, finish an inside corner. Cut a length of base the correct size, leaving some scrap, like you did earlier in the instructions.
  23. On the side that will make an inside corner, use your speed square to cut the toe of the base at a 45 degree angle


  24. Cut with utility knife


  25. Apply adhesive
  26. Butt the side of base with the 45 taken out of it, against the wall


  27. Press the adhesive side of the base firmly against the wall
  28. Cut off excess and wipe down with the wet rag

Congrats! you are done with an inside corner

 

Outside Corner Instructions, coming soon!