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 22 Vale Rd. 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
PLEASE NOTE: DISTRIBUTOR’S PRICES WILL DIFFER DUE TO FREIGHT & GENERAL ON-COSTS

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

Please see our Terms and Conditions page.

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 and zinc sheeting.

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.

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.

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.

Kitchen Splash back Installation

 

 

Pressed Tin Panels® aluminium, galvanised and copper 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

Kitchen Splash back Installation

 

 

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. In fact an experiment of hitting an aluminium panel with a construction hammer did little to dent the pattern.
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 and attach some photos of what you require and we will get back to you asap.

Yes, we do however recommend powder coating as the aluminium and galvanised panels are porous and will absorb moisture, fats, grease and oils without some type of sealant.
For copper panels we recommend a clear coating if you prefer to retain the raw copper shine. Click here to see our Panel Coating Information.

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. Please click here for our Splashback Installation Guide.

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.

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.

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.  Click here to read more about powder coating.

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 02 6332 1738

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.

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.

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.
Please click here to go to our installation guides.

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

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. In fact an experiment of hitting an aluminium panel with a construction hammer did little to dent the pattern.
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.

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

Pressed Tin Panels® aluminium, galvanised and copper 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 of powder coated panels

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.

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