Protect Wall
with Acrylic Panel!

How do I protect wall with acrylic?  Within just a few days of reinstalling the rehabbed laundry room sink, I knew I needed to protect the wall behind it!  Lots of paint brushes to clean up, and too much splashing and splattering.

All of the appliances had to be removed before I could replace the flooring, so this was a perfect time to repaint that wall and add the acrylic.

Guess what?  I learned a few things in the process!

The First Step Was to Mark the Studs.

The spacing of the studs worked out perfectly to install both edges of the 32" square acrylic panel.

I didn't have to learn how to cut the acrylic panel because my local hardware store cut it into the two pieces I needed.  The first piece was used to protect the screen door in the laundry room from the local Inspector General, pictured below.

The Next Step was To Mark
the Stud Locations on the Panel.

I transferred the measurements for the stud locations to the panel.

The local Inspector General was double checking my measurements!

Drilled Pilot Holes in the Acrylic.

Using a drill bit just a bit smaller than the screws I was going to use, I made pilot holes.

Remove Protective Film From Back.

Luckily, I remembered to remove the protective film from the back before I screwed it to the wall.

Attach to Wall.

Glass insets on this door had slipped since the door was installed 33 years earlier.

The screws were finger tightened into the acrylic, and then screwed into the studs.  All went well for the top row of screws!

Lesson Learned!
Always Drill Pilot Holes in Acrylic!

I marked where the studs were at the bottom, and thought I could just drill the screws along the bottom into the studs.  Not!

Two out of the four screws were mess ups.  And, you can't fix them.

Thankfully, both of the mess ups will be hidden when the laundry room tub is reinstalled, so no one, but you and me, will know it isn't perfect.

Hey, this is the first time I've worked with acrylic. . . .

Last Step in Protect
Wall with Acrylic Panel.

The last step is to remove the protective film from the front.

Now you can do protect wall with acrylic panel without making the same mistake I did!

Laundry Room Makeover
is Progressing Nicely!

The laundry room looks
so much better NOW!

This was just one of many steps in the laundry room makeover.

Click here or on the photo
to see more of the
DIY laundry room improvements.

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