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Hammersmith Specifications

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Hammersmith™ Metal Walls and Ceilings Specifications

Unfinished Steel (30 gauge):

Panel and cornice designs are available in stamped steel. Steel panels may be painted any color or left in a natural state. Prime with a metal primer, then paint with an oil base paint. Panels left in a natural state must be finished with a clear oil base polyurethane.

Designs: GA1-GA20, GA22
Note: GA12 and GA13 filler panels are available 2' x 4' only (GA12 nail-up/lay-in, GA13 nail-up only)

Sizes Overall Size
2' x 4' nail-up 24-1/2" x 48-1/2"
2' x 4' lay-in 23-3/4" x 47-3/4"
2' x 2' lay-in 23-3/4" x 23-3/4"
2' x 8' nail-up panels are also available, contact us for specifics.

Design: GA21

Sizes Overall Size
2' x 4' nail-up 24-1/2" x 48-1/2"
2' x 2' lay-in 23-3/4" x 23-3/4"
2' x 2' nail-up 24-1/2" x 24-1/2"

Lacquered Steel (30 gauge):

All designs except GA21
Panels are treated with a polyurethane coating and shipped with a protective peel-off PVC film

Sizes Overall Size
2' x 4' nail-up 24-1/2" x 48-1/2"
2' x 4' lay-in 23-3/4" x 47-3/4"
2' x 2' lay-in 23-3/4" x 23-3/4"

Brass, Copper and Chrome Finishes:

Panel and cornice designs (except GA21) are available in brass, copper and chrome finishes with features including:

  • Baked on clear epoxy coating*
  • No rust or tarnishing
  • No painting of finishing necessary
  • Protective peel-off PVC film
Overall Size Finish
24-1/2" x 48-1/2" nail-up *Brass (satin finish) 30 gauge plated steel
*Copper (satin finish) 30 gauge plated steel
Chrome anodized 20 gauge aluminum (bright finish)
23-3/4" x 47-3/4" lay-in Brass anodized 20 gauge aluminum (bright finish)
*Copper (satin finish) 30 gauge plated steel
Chrome anodized 20 gauge aluminum (bright finish)
23-3/4" x 23-3/4" lay-in Brass anodized 20 gauge aluminum (bright finish)
*Copper (satin finish) 30 gauge plated steel
Chrome anodized 20 gauge aluminum (bright finish)

Prepainted White (30 gauge):

All designs
Note: GA12 and GA13 filler panels are available 2’ x 4’ only (GA12 nail-up/lay-in, GA13 nail-up only).

Sizes Overall Size
2' x 4' nail-up 24-1/2" x 48-1/2"
2' x 4' lay-in 23-3/4" x 47-3/4"
2' x 2' lay-in 23-3/4" x 23-3/4"

Stainless Steel (28 gauge):

Panel Designs: GA3, GA5, GA6, GA7, GA8
Size: 18-1/2" x 48-1/2" nail-up

3/8" Reveal Panels (Minimum Order 20 Panels):

Panel Designs: GA2, GA5, GA8, GA19
Available in unfinished steel and prepainted white
Size: 2' x2' lay-in
Overall Size: 23-3/4" x 23-3/4"

Perforated Panels (Unfinished Steel Only):

Includes accoustical pads

Sizes Overall Size
2' x 4' nail-up 24-1/2" x 48-1/2"
2' x 4' lay-in 23-3/4" x 47-3/4"
2' x 2' lay-in 23-3/4" x 23-3/4"

Conehead nails, hold down clips (for lay-in panels) and touch up white spray paint are available.

Installation Instructions for Hammersmith™ Ceiling and Wall Panels

Measure the room, and using graph paper lay out a scale drawing of the ceiling showing the intersections of all field panels and cornices.

Keep in mind that field panels must be cut on one side of the row of buttons that run down the center of the panel, so you should not plan on using the salvage from cut panels.

On the ceiling, locate all joists and mark their centers with a chalk line. Locate and mark studs.

Cover the ceiling with sheets of 1/2” plywood. Stagger the edges and screw the plywood into the joists leaving a 1/8” gap between sheets for expansion.

Snap chalk lines to mark upper and lower edges of the cornice and filler panel borders.

Panel edges are sharp, so wear gloves.

First, secure the field panels by nailing into each button along the overlapping edges. If your plan necessitates the cutting of field panels, install the course of cut panels first. This allows the cut edges to be overlapped by adjoining panels. Working across a panel, nail each row of buttons. Don’t nail buttons that will be overlapped by adjacent panels until those panels are in position. When you reach the perimeter of the field, let the nails protrude so they can be pulled out and reset when fitting the filler panels.

Cut miters and fit cornices, nailing along chalk lines on walls and ceiling. Then slip the filler panels (GA13) under the field panels (pulling out the temporary course of protruding nails) and over the cornice edges.
Tighten any open seams in the field by carefully tapping the edges with a wood block. Fill any small remaining gaps in the field , cornices and filler with caulk.

Steel panels may be painted any color or left in a natural state. Before varnishing, priming or painting, clean the exposed surfaces of unfinished steel by wiping with paint thinner. Prime with a metal primer, then paint with an oil base paint. Panels left in a natural state must be finished with a clear oil base polyurethane.

Do not use any water base products as they may cause rusting

Pattern GA21
This pattern protrudes toward the ceiling rather than down into the room. This necessitates the installation of 1- 1/2” x 1- 1/2” furring strips screwed into the plywood along lines where the panels are to be nailed.