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Frequently Asked Questions

Quick Questions:

You are welcome to shop direct with us (including overseas orders) via the website, phone, email or visiting our showroom at 26 Bradwardine Road, Robin Hill (Bathurst) NSW. Contact us for pricing, product information and more

Alternatively we have distributors throughout Australia and New Zealand. Although we sell direct, we recommend for you to contact your local distributor first and enquire about purchasing through them as it may be more time and cost effective. Your local distributor can provide you with product advice, PRICING, stock levels, time frames, powder coating and installation advice. They may even have contacts for an experienced, local installer. To find a distributor click here.

Pricing for  products is provided in our website ‘shop‘, listed by category.
You can also download our Pricing Guide here: PRESSED TIN PANELS PRICING GUIDE 2018

Or click the image below:

Pressed Tin Panels pricing guide

For more information please contact us or your nearest distributor as the pricing structures differ.

Please see our Terms and Conditions page.

View our Terms and Conditions PDF here: Pressed Tin Panels® Terms and Conditions 2021

For more information please contact us.

No actually. We press in several forms of metal none of which are actually tin! The term ‘PRESSED TIN PANELS®’ is a brand name – it is not a description of the product. The metal products we press are predominantly a mill grade: aluminium, galvanised, copper, brass and zinc sheeting.

For more information, please contact us.

Pressed Tin Panels® aluminium, & galvanised products are made from a specialised grade of sheeting, they are generally not susceptible to rust. Dependant on their exposure to elements some discolouration may occur.

For our panel coating information please click here.

All of our aluminium products (except the Cornice Mounting Strip)  are treated with a non-chromate treatment which prepares the surface for subsequent priming and painting or powder coating.  We do however recommend a metal etch primer for our galvanised products prior to painting.

For all of our panel coating information, click here.

Depending on your project and substrate we generally recommend an industrial glue (available from your local hardware store) and pop rivets or wall board nails. where required. Please click here to see our list of installation guides and videos.

Kitchen Splash back Installation



Pressed Tin Panels® aluminium, galvanised, copper and brass panels have all been pressed to allow an over-lap join. Unless otherwise stated (via a sticker on the back of the panel), the over-lap is around 8mm around all edges. The pattern then runs continuously along the wall or ceiling without a double-up impression.

Overlapping Powder coated panels


As always, for any more information please contact us.

Not at all!

We have made a video to show you just how strong they are. Find that here.

Or you can order yourself a free sample and see for yourself.

Although the aluminium panels are only 0.55mm thick they do become rigid once the pressing process occurs – i.e. simply pressing or bumping the panel will not effect it.

This makes our products suitable to high traffic areas as well as standard ceiling installation. Galvanised panels may also be an option if a higher strength or highly exposed, outdoor cladding is required.

We are able to reproduce any original Wunderlich design, from an appropriate sample, to allow for historic restoration projects. Existing designs are often being used throughout Australia and the world in many applications.

Contact us for more information.

Yes, absolutley!

We do strongly recommend powder coating as the aluminium and galvanised panels are porous and will absorb moisture, fats, grease and oils without some type of sealant. Find all of our Panel Coating Information here.

Kitchen Splash back Installation

Installation over existing tiles

Yes, again we do recommend powder coating the panels and to install a fibre cement sheeting or fire retardant gyprock behind the panel in this area. Also recommended is heat resistant glue. Please seek advise from a reputable hardware store for your options. Find our Splashback Installation guide and video here.

Kitchen Splash back Installation

Installation over existing tiles

Yes, we do however recommend powder coating as the aluminium panels are porous and will absorb moisture, fats and oils without some type of sealant. Click here to go to the Wet Area Installation guide.

Installation in a wet area

Pressed Tin Panels® aluminium and galvanised panels are a mill grade sheeting they will not rust and are suitable for outdoor use.

If you would like to paint or powder coat them, you can find out more about panel coating here.

Watch our video: The great BBQ Experiment where we fired up the barbie to experiment just how Pressed Tin Panels product pieces with varying coatings, fared when it came to fat and oil splatters! Watch the video to see the verdict!

Depending on the area of installation we do recommend some form of coating as Pressed Tin Panels® aluminium and galvanised products are pressed in mill grade sheeting therefore some surface scratching may be present. Despite this, the panels can be left unpainted if desired. Click here to see our Panel Coating Information.

All Pressed Tin Panels® aluminium products (except the Cornice Mounting Strip) are treated with a non-chromate treatment which prepares the surface for subsequent priming and painting or powder coating. Be sure that the paint and the primer are compatible, i.e. both water or oil based, or top coat enamel over water based primer. Panels can be sprayed, brushed or rolled to achieve the desired coverage. Refer to our Panel Coating Information.

Pressed Tin Panels® galvanised panels do not go through the acid etch cleaning process. If you purchase Pressed Tin Panels® uncoated galvanised panels they will need to be acid etched prior to any form of coating be it powder coating or painting.  Ask your local powder coater about this prior to getting your galvanised panels coated.

Please contact us for information.

Unsealed aluminium panels are porous. Powder coating ensures protection of the metal against fats, oils, grease, soap scum and moisture. It is an affordable, baked on, long lasting and durable coating. It covers 100% of any surface scratches that may be present as a result of manufacturing & handling. It is a highly recommended coating for the panels when being used in areas that are highly exposed to both internal and external elements.  Find out more about powder coating here.

Please note: Powder coated samples supplied along with images on our website stating brand names and colours may vary slightly on order due to brands and/or colours currently available at the time of ordering.

A clear powder coat is often available through powder coating businesses. Unfortunately we cannot provide that option for you and don’t recommend it in many instances. We suggest to discuss clear coating with your local powder coater.

Please contact us direct for more information.

Yes, even though the panels are patterned the powder coating makes cleaning easy. A soft cloth and non- abrasive cleaner is all you will require in most instances.

See for yourself in our how to cleaning videos here.

We recommend the use of cleaning products or tools that are non abrasive, a soft cleaning cloth with hot soapy water or even a steam cleaner.

Find our videos on cleaning powder coated panels here.

The panels are best installed on a clean, smooth, solid surface. The substrate will depend on your project. For ceilings or feature walls lining boards such as plywood or MDF  (medium-density fibreboard) are suitable. This then allows a nail or rivet to be placed anywhere opposed to being restricted to battens.
For kitchen splashbacks we recommend a fire retardant cement sheeting or similar substrate that complies with building standards. For wet areas a marine board or substrate suitable for water proofing is recommended. We suggest liaising with your builder for more advise on your particular application.
Find all of our installation guides here.

Kitchen Splash back Installation

Bathroom Installation

Yes it is possible, please refer to our Installing Panels Over Tiles or Glass guide and watch our video of installation over tiles on a kitchen splash back.

Panel installation over existing tiles

See all our video guides and instructions here.

On site cutting can be achieved with an aluminium suitable cutting disc in a track saw or angle grinder, this disc wont burn the panel and will achieve a neat finished edge.  Some filing may be required so it handy to have a fine, metal file on hand. Smaller sections can also be cut with a quality pair of tin snips.

For premium results Pressed Tin Panels® aluminium, galvanised or copper panels are best cut with an industrial guillotine and/or notching machine. Please contact us to ask about our cutting services.
Powder coated panels can also be cut, for this we recommend lubricating your cutting disc with bee or candle wax. This allows for ease of cutting and prevents burring. See more information below.

Kitchen Splash back Installation

Installation over existing tiles

Yes, powder coated panels can be cut and folded.

See below for our video how to guides.

If you have powder coated Pressed Tin Panels® aluminium panels ordered direct from us: the manufacturer, you can be rest assured your product is of high quality.
High quality brands of powder coating finishes are flexible and cutting or folds can be achieved if the recommended tools and methods are followed. The temperature of the powder coated panels and cutting environments does need to be considered.

We cut powder coated panels in Bathurst, NSW all year round and in the Winter time temperatures can reach to -10 degrees.
Prior to cutting in cold conditions we suggest warming up the panels: be that in the sun, in a heated room or manually by using a hand held heat gun. If you are working in colder environments we recommend to perform a test cut first. Alternatively we have some cutting services available Please contact us to ask about our cutting services.

Folding Powder Coated Panels


Kitchen Splash back Installation

Installation over existing tiles

Traditionally a drill hole and then tin snips are used. You might also use a rotary hole cutting tool or a metal hole saw.

Check out out installation videos below or view our guides for further information.

Kitchen Splash back Installation

Installation over existing tiles

Either the Small Plain Border or the Barbers Pole Border are great for this. Alternatively our multi-use cornice mounting strip can be used in a similar manner to a tile edge. Some people also choose a timber moulding from your local hardware store. You can then paint it with a matching colour.

The leaves are used in conjunction with cornice as a decorative covering for mitred corners. Similarly, border rosettes are used as a decorative covering for mitred border corners. Please note that the appropriate leaves and rosettes for each cornice or border are recommended to achieve the optimal design. See our Cornice Installation Guide here.

Disclaimer: Pressed Tin Panels® will not be held responsible for the incorrect use or installation of their panels. We do not recommend mixing our products with other pressed metal products on the market.

If you can’t find the answer to your questions please don’t hesitate to contact us direct or ask your question below

All our Copper/Brass products are PE Coated (which is a protective coating). 

For all of our panel coating information, click here.

Of course we are a little biased but its absolutely is!

Pressed Metal is a timeless classic that will last a lifetime without deteriorating in quality or needing replacing like wall paper does.

Just check out some of the original pressed metal,  from the early 1900’s, that exits in nearly every town as a great example.

And our product is now made from a much higher quality material (aluminium) which will last even longer.

If you are wanting to makeover your room, you can always paint the panels or they are quite easy to remove and can be replaced with a different design.

The opportunities are endless, the only limit is your imagination!


Yes we absolutely do!

100% of our products are manufactured, by hand, in our Bathurst warehouse.

And from here they are shipped either direct to you or to our distributors Australia and NZ wide.

We are a proud 100% Australian family owned and manufactured company with no 3rd parties.

100% YES!

We are a small family owned and operated company that manufacture ALL of our products in our Bathurst warehouse.

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