How to Install Vinyl Wall Base

How to Install Vinyl Wall Base

Materials Needed:

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

2. Utility knife

3. Wall base adhesive 

     1 - 30 oz. cartridge is good for 60 linear feet of base

 

     1 -  Quart of base adhesive is good for 60 linear feet of base

 

     1 -  Gallon of base adhesive is good for 240 linear feet of base

4. 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)

5. Speed square (optional)

6. Cutting surface (any scrap piece of wood)

 7. Wet rag

 Now to start working

 Butt the end of the roll up to the wall

 Unroll the the roll of vinyl wall base the length of the wall, in order to estimate the length

 Mark where to make your cut, but give yourself a couple extra inches

 Make a square cut

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

 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.

 For these instructions we will use the adhesive gun and the 30 oz. adhesive cartridge with the snozzle attachment.

 You can accomplish the same application of adhesive with the gun and spreader, or the spreader with a tub of adhesive 

 Puncture the adhesive cartridge with needle on the adhesive gun

 Insert cartridge into the guy and apply the snozzle

 Begin pulling the trigger of the adhesive gun to push adhesive through the snozzle

 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.

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

 Finish that down the entire length of the vinyl wall base

 We should now have a piece of base that has adhesive, side up, the entire length of the wall

 Go back to the starting edge and begin to press the adhesive side of the base to the wall. Press firmly.

 Press firmly down the entire length of the base

 clean up and wipe down the excess adhesive with a wet rag

 run the wet rag down the entire length of the base

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

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

 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.

 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

 Cut with utility knife

 Apply adhesive

 butt the side of base with the 45 taken out of it, against the wall

Press the adhesive side of the base firmly against the wall.

 off excess

 wipe down with the wet rag

Congrats! you are done with an inside corner 

Outside Corner Instructions, coming soon!