Wallmate Install – Part Two

Wallmate Install – Part Two


Okay, so we’ve got our bolt of fabric here.
We just rolled it out on a flat surface. We’re using the floor here. We’ll measure out to
one hundred and thirteen inches. And we’re using a straight edge. So we’ll
mark that side at a hundred and thirteen inches. We’ll do the same thing, we’ll come over off
this end. And, put the straight edge at a hundred and
thirteen inches on that side. And we’re just going to use a scissors and go ahead and cut
the fabric along the edge of the straight edge. So, we’ve got our length cut on our fabric.
Now we’re going to cut our fabric to width, which is going to be forty four inches. So,
we’ll measure off of this edge up to forty four inches and just cut a short mark to mark
that edge. And we’ll come down every couple feet or so and just make a mark on the fabric
with the scissors at our forty four inch mark. Down the length of the fabric.
And then cut a straight line between our marks.
We can use the straight edge again. And we’ll cut the fabric to width. Okay, so, we’ve got our fabric cut and we’ve
got our two-sided tape on all the top track. We’ve got the front side of the top track
engaged and the back side loose. So we’re going to start at the top of the panel. Mike’s
just sticking the fabric to the two-sided tape on the top track.
Because, in this case, our panel has an angle
on the top he’s just trimming the excess fabric, leaving about two inches of fabric past the
face of the panel. Alright, so, we’ve got the fabric taped to
the top track but the top track is not clipped all the way in, it is just engaged on the
front. Now we’re just going to go down to the bottom panel and make sure we’ve got enough
excess fabric to be sure to tuck that into the track. Okay, so now we’re on the top of the track.
We’re going to use this hook tool to wrap the fabric around the back side of the top
track before we engage that top track. So, we’ve got the fabric wrapped around the top
track. Just make sure we don’t have any wrinkles in the fabric and clip the track in. Just
start at one side and push the track down. You’ll hear it snap into place. Okay, so the top is secured and we’re going
down to the bottom of the panel. The top track is just engaged on the front side, so we’ll
flip that up and peel the backing off of the two-sided tape across the bottom of the panel. Then the tension, just kind of don’t open
it all the way and just leave it like that. That way, you put a little bit of tension
on the panel and there’s still a couple of waves in here. When it snaps in, it’ll be
nice and tight. Like that. Use the grey, curved tool again to tuck the
fabric in behind the top channel. Snap the top track into place. You’ll hear
it click as it snaps in. Now, the top track is snapped in and the bottom
of our panel is snapped in. So, Mike’s going to go to the right side and remove the backing
off of the double-sided tape. Just lightly pull the fabric tight and stick
to the double-sided tape. Tuck the fabric in behind the back locking
edge of the top track. Lock the top track in. In this case, Mike is using a small, flat
pick to tuck the corners of the fabric in behind the top track. That will ensure you have a nice, clean corner
up at the top of the panel. We’ll repeat that process on the last, remaining
side of the panel. So, he’ll remove the tape. The backing off the tape. Again, he’s just pulling the fabric tight
lightly to take any big waves off, but actually when you snap the track in that’s what puts
the tension on the fabric on the panel. So you don’t necessarily need to pull the fabric
really tight when you’re sticking it to the last piece of track. On the bottom there, tucking the fabric in
behind the corner. Use the grey tool to slide the fabric in behind the back locking channel. He’ll start at the bottom and you’ll hear
the track snap in. When he gets to the top again, use the small pick to make sure the
fabric is tucked into the mitered corner behind the track. He’s just going to go around with a small
block of wood and a hammer. If you have any problems engaging the track, you can just
tap the wooden block to get the track to fully engage. He’ll do that around the perimeter. That will be our finished panel. Alright, now I’ve already got this panel installed.
We’re going to go ahead and Wallmate around this block. To do that, we’re going to cut
two inches on the inside of the block. You can kind of see the line here. I’ve already
got that cut. So we’re going to cut two inches. Make sure we have two inches of fabric left. There’s about two inches of fabric left on
each one of these pieces. On this corner, we’re going to cut in at a diagonal like that. Then we’re going to do the same thing here
as we do around the outside of the panels. You can pull your tape earlier if you like,
but it doesn’t really matter. I left mine in so the fabric wouldn’t get caught on it. Alright, we’ve got our bottom piece of tape
pulled. We’re just going to lightly, there’s already a ton of pressure on it, so we’re
just going to lightly put it over it like that. Tuck it up underneath. Lock in our piece like that. We’re going to
do the same thing for both these side plates. Pull our tape. The backing of the tape, I
should say. Clean up our corner up top up here. Pull that
nice and tight, make sure there’s no wrinkles throughout this panel. You can see there’s
a little bubble here, but as soon as that tightens up that should be gone. Pull our top track back. Use our little tool
here to try to tuck the fabric in behind there. Use our other little tool here to get excess
fabric back in the corner. Just like that. There you have it. We’re going to continue to pull this side
of the tape off. Now that you’ve got the tape off, just lay
it over like that again. Attach it to the tape and then tuck the fabric back. Alright, now that we’re all done with this
Wallmate install. All the corners look great. The seams are good. There’s no bubbles, or
ripples, or nothing anywhere. That’s going to wrap up this edition of ASI DIY.

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