Installation Instructions : Builder Series

Installation and cleaning Instructions Builder Series Mantel

Historic Mantels Parts

A 2 side legs


B 1 top header

Step 1-  2 side legs Installation

Determine and mark the position of the leg height required. Cut the bottom of the

leg to the require height. We recommend using a small angle grinder with concrete

blade. Mark sure the legs are level. Use shims to level the mantel legs if required.

Drill a hole at the top of the mantel leg as marked with a concrete bit. Hole may already

be drilled. Apply construction adhesive (we recommend PL Premium) to the back of

the mantel legs. Screw the legs into the wall

Step 2 - Install the mantel header

Determine and mark the position of the mantel header as required. Cut the header to the require length so it fits

exactly between the two mantel legs.

Apply adhesive to the back surface of the mantel header and inside top of leg. Use bracing to secure the mantel

header tight to the wall until the adhesive sets.

Step 3 -Finishing

Fill any gaps around the mantel with the cement provided. NOTE the cement provided dries in less then 20 minutes. 

Add colored water and apply promptly. Color the water by mixing it with any dark color BROWN COLD tea.

*mix only a small amount of cement as needed as it dries in 20 min

Historic Mantels are factory treated with a clear water-based sealer and do not

require additional surface treatment

Step 4 –Cleaning

Clean mantel with a damp cloth as needed. Do Not wet the mantel. Water marks may appear if the cloth is wet.

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