Best Tools for Installing Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The installation of any product goes smoother when you have the right tools. A Trusscore installation requires just six common tools to achieve a successful installation.

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard was designed to be installed quickly and easily, so much so that anyone – professional and do-it-yourselfer alike – can successfully complete a project.

Just a few common tools are required before you begin. Let’s have a detailed look at the tools that you likely already have on hand, and their purpose, for your installation. There are six required tools in total:

  • Drill/Screw gun
  • Tin snips
  • Handheld power saw
  • Level
  • Putty knife
  • Utility knife

Drill/Screw gun

Screws are used to affix trims and Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard panels to your wall. Rather than use a screwdriver, a drill fitted with the correct screw bit, or a screw gun, will significantly speed up your project (and save your wrist a workout).

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    Tin snips

    Tin snips, which are usually used to cut sheet metal, are ideal for cutting trim cleanly and easily.

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      Handheld power saw

      A miter saw or handheld skill saw with a fine-tooth blade installed in the reverse direction is the perfect way to cut Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard panels to length quickly and cleanly.

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      Level

      The first wall panel serves as a guide for the rest of the adjoining panels so use a level to ensure the panel is square to the wall.

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      Putty knife

      Sometimes it’s a tight fit to slip the final panel into both trim edges on the ceiling and the floor. The same holds true for the final long vertical edge. A putty knife is helpful to slightly bend the trims and then guide the panel into its resting slot.

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        Utility knife

        A utility knife with a new, sharp blade is what you’ll use to cut the unneeded screw flange off the final panel before slotting the panel into its trim.

        And there it is: six common tools, and you’ll be away to the races with your Trusscore installation. Easy peasy.

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          pro-tips.png Pro installation tips 

          Here are a few items to put on your checklist that will ensure your Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard project is successful:

          1. Be sure to acclimatize your Trusscore products in the room where they will be installed for at least 24 hours.
          2. Don’t overtighten the screws. Leave them a tad loose so the panel can shift slightly if it expands or contracts in the heat or cold.
          3. Cut each panel ¼ inch short to leave room for expansion and contraction.

          For complete installation help, head to our installation page