Questions & Answers
Can CrownWall be used with any slatwall accessories?
You can use any standard slatwall accessories with our products as long as they are not meant to lock in place (a lot of other manufacturers have a narrower length between slats so the locking mechanism will not work with our products).
Do you sell individual slats?
No, just 4x8 and 4x4 bundles.
What is the depth (thickness) of the panels?
The panels are 0.5” (half inch) thick.
Can CrownWall be used on the exterior as siding?
This product is designed for interior use only. Severe exterior weather will make the PVC brittle.
How do I clean CrownWall?
We recommend cleaning CrownWall with a damp cloth and Dawn dish soap (or any other gentle dish soap). For stubborn stains use a magic sponge or WD40.
Can these panels be painted?
They can be painted with a regular latex paint. However the paint will scratch very easily.
Can I use the single panels as a track system?
Yes. As with a regular installation, be sure to screw every 16”.
Will the White panels turn yellow over time?
Do these look nice enough to use in a retail application?
Definitely! This product has been used for numerous retail applications.
Where can I purchase extra trim?
Where are these panels made?
CrownWall is manufactured in Canada.
Does this need a different type of screw (not zinc) to be used in treated lumber?
Yes, the screw used for installation should be appropriate for the substrate on which the CrownWall is being installed.
How do you cut panels?
We recommend that you use a miter saw with a fine tooth blade at high speed. If using the saw like this the panels should cut like butter. There is no need to flip them over. A jigsaw would be your last resort as the vibrations can scratch the panels. To make cutouts (for outlets) we recommend a multi-tool.
Can this wall be installed on metal studs? If so, does it affect the weight it can hold?
Yes, you must use self-tapping (self-drilling) drywall screws for installation over metal studs. However, it affects the weight capacity. It reduces to approx. 50 lbs. per sq. ft.
Can I install CrownWall on cement walls?
We suggest attaching strapping or 3/4" plywood to the concrete with cement screws. And then using 5/8" screws to attach the panels.
Can I install directly on studs?
We advise that you check local building codes, but yes, the panels can be installed directly on studs.
How do you uninstall CrownWall?
To take down panels, first remove screws. Then take a putty knife, wedge it between the slats on one side (not the middle) and tap the bottom of the putty knife handle with a hammer. If the panel does not snap out you may need to use more force with the hammer and putty knife. Do not bend the putty knife outwards as this can damage the panels; always push straight up.
Can I add to my installation at a later date?
It is possible to add panels to the top. Just remove the top trim and add extra panels. But if you want to add to the bottom, you will have to remove the panels and reinstall from the lower point.
How do you install over electrical outlets?
To make cutouts (for outlets) we recommend a multi-tool. An electrical box extender is recommended.
Is there any installation help available for this?
When and how should an H-trim be used?
An H trim should be used to connect multiple sections together horizontally.
When and how should an F-trim be used?
F-Trims are to be used for both inside and outside 90 degree corners.
How do you overlap trims when using a J trim on the top (or bottom) of an installation and an H trim or J trim on the sides?
The trims should be overlapped with one another, with the top/bottom trim on the back, the side trim layered over that, and then the top/bottom trim layered over that, with the side trim as the last layer (bottom/side and top/side). Should not force one trim completely inside another as this will cause warping.
Tip - Good to have rubber mallet and putty knife on-hand for installation. The rubber mallet can be used to snap panels into place, and the putty knife can be used to uninstall panels.
Tip - Don’t over tighten the screws as it makes it difficult to clip the next panel overtop of the one you just installed.