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How to Install GenStone

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Project Planning
Learn how to determine the number of panels and accessories you will need for your project and discover the first step you should take before installing any panels.
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Overcoming Obstacles
Installing GenStone around obstacles such as hose spigots, electrical outlets and light fixtures is quick and easy if you follow these steps.
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12″ Return Panels
The 12" right and left return panels are easy to install and feature a 1" finished edge delivering a professionally looking finish to any project.
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Inside Corners
The inside corner panel is unique to the GenStone system. It makes transferring through a 90º inside corner simple without the need to miter.
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Outside Corners
The outside corner panel provides an effective starting point as well as eliminates the need to miter panels to transition around a 90º corner.
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Recreating Shiplap Edges
Recreating the positive and negative shiplap edges can be easily accomplished with a saw and knife to ensure close fitting connections.
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Attaching Panels
Learn what types of screws you will need for exterior and interior installations as well as how to fasten each panel to the wall using the shiplap edges.
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Cutting Panels
GenStone panels can be cut easily with an ordinary hand saw or any power saw, see which saw is the best choice for each cut you may encounter.
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Accurate Cuts
From dry fitting to a familiar tape measure and accounting for the shiplap edges, accurate cuts are essential in any successful GenStone install.
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How Much Do I Need
Follow these simple formulas and guides to estimate how many stacked stone or brick veneer panels and accessories you will need to complete your project.
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5 Common Questions & Solutions
Installing faux stone is a much simpler process than working with natural stone. Find out why anyone with basic carpentry skills can install faux stone.
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Overcoming Obstacles with Faux Stone
Obstacles like hose bibs, light fixtures and speakers may be intimidating at first, but you can overcome this hurdles with the right strategy and accessories.
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