When installing backsplash, panel adhesive is the recommended method for installation. If using cone head nails, it is best to line the wall with plywood first. Panels can be cut with tin snips. Distorted edges can be straightened by placing flat on soft wood and tapping lightly witn a hammer or hard rubber mallet. Templates for outlets, windows, etc. should be cut prior to beginning actual installation.
Due to the high-traffic area that backsplashes are installed, the panels will be susceptible to impact. To avoid unwanted dents and blemishes, each panel should be lined with a latex based tile adhesive or panel adhesive in a thin even coat. While still moist and pliable, place the panel into position, gently pressing the panel against the plywood, allowing the compound to ooze into all the crevices of the embossed panel. Press and hold the panel in place for two minutes or as recommended by the panel adhesive instructions. The next panel will overlap the prior panel by 3/8". To prevent moisture from getting behind the panels and into walls, a light bead of clear caulk or silicone should be laid down over the area to be overlapped. Place the next panel in to position and follow the same procedure as the first. Once this is done, using a clean, non-abrasive cloth, wipe away the excess caulk or compound before it hardens. panels can be gently bent around outside corners or into inside corners. Measuring and pressing a line into the panels at the bend will help.
Continue with the remaining panels in this same manner until the entire area is completed. Once all of the panels are installed, lay a light bead of caulk around the entire perimeter of the backsplash, being sure to wipe away any excess.
Because backsplashes are in a damp environment, it is recommended that a clear-coat be applied unless using a clear coated or white painted panel. This is to avoid water marks that can stain raw material.