5 Easy Steps Help You Build A Tropical Tiki Bar And Create a Trendy Themed Event, All In Time For Tonight's Party

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Building a trendy tiki bar has never been so easy! Just follow these step by step instructions for installing Texture Plus® faux bamboo siding.

Tiki bar created with easy-to-install bamboo siding

Make your next party an event to remember with refreshing beverages served from an exotic bamboo tiki bar. Our easy-to-install Texture Plus® faux bamboo siding lets you create a tropical paradise in any setting, at a fraction of the time and labor costs of traditional bamboo. Just follow these step-by-step instructions and you'll be relaxing pool side at a chic tiki bar, well before the guests arrive.

What You'll Need
Texture Plus® faux bamboo panels are easily installed using tools found in almost everyone's toolbox. Here's what you'll need to get started:

  •     Screws
  •     Construction Adhesive/Glue

    (we recommend PL® Premium Construction Adhesive)

  •     Screwdriver (battery-operated/electric preferred)
  •     Sandpaper or sanding block
  •     Caulking gun
  •     Texture Plus® color-matched caulk

Getting Started
Texture Plus® do it yourself siding should be installed on solid backing. To install faux panels, simply run a bead of adhesive along the back of each faux panel and at each end. Make sure to spread the adhesive with a spackle knife or other appropriate tool. Use enough adhesive so that the entire surface of the cut edge at each end is covered. We strongly recommend use of construction adhesive and screws in every joint. All joints should be butt joints on straight runs and mitered joints in corners.

Step-By-Step Instructions
Begin by installing the faux bamboo siding on the lower right side of the wall. To install the bamboo panels, use glue and fasteners.

Next, slide the next faux panel up against the first. Dry fit the faux panel first without any adhesive to make sure it aligns properly. If you need to make any adjustments, you can trim or sand the simulated bamboo panel to create a tighter fit.

The next step is to apply adhesive and install the rest of this course of bamboo wall panels. When you reach the end on the left hand side, trim the panel at the appropriate point. Take the leftover piece and bring it to the right side and stack it on top of the previous level. This will help you offset the point where the panels join.

Continue until you have covered the entire area.

For a final finish, use Texture Plus® color-matched caulk to fill all screw holes and space in the WeatherSeal joint. Smooth caulk and wipe away any excess (a wet rag works well) and finish the seams of the wall to complete the project.

Helpful Hints
To save even more time while working with extraordinarily realistic Texture Plus® faux bamboo siding, try these helpful hints from the experts.

  • We recommend using PL® Premium Construction Adhesive during installation.
  • Store Texture Plus® faux panels at room temperature or cooler and they will be immediately ready for installation.
  • Also, you'll want to store Texture Plus® faux panels on a flat surface in order to avoid 'bowing'.

Whether you're looking to bring new life to your themed restaurant or club, or just looking to make an illustrious impression at an exclusive event, Texture Plus® faux bamboo panels is just what you need to get the job done.


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