- Box knife
- 36″x48″ tank board
- Duct tape
- Box tape
- Masking tape
- 1/2″ screws
- 1″ screws
- Measuring tape
- Power drill
- Screw drill
Step 1: Assessing the Project
- Make sure you have enough astroturf material and painters cardboard to cover your desired surface.
- Assess if you have any outlets or vents on the wall that will need special attention.
Step 2: Making the Template
- Cover your wall in cardboard, making cut outs where necessary. Be sure to throughly secure each piece together with tape until your whole wall is covered.
Step 3: Remove and Repair
- Lay the grass face down, as if it fell off the wall. Carefully remove your cardboard template from the wall and place face down on top of the grass. Note: totally ok if the template kind of falls apart while taking it off the wall, just take your time and re-tape or make any other adjustments you may need.
Step 4. Perfect Placement
- Lay your template on the back side of the grass as if it too fell right off the wall.
Step 5. Two Become One
- Align the template on the backside of the grass cloth, use the factory cut edges of the cardboard to your advantage.
- Using 1/2″ screws, attach the cardboard template to the back of the grass, make sure everything is nice and flat.
- If you’re covering a large surface like us, you’re going to need to add a few screws to the center of the template to make sure it all stays together. You will be installing the grass with the template on the back for support.
Step 6. Cut Out and Remove
- Carefully cut along the edges of your template with your box knife, making sure to lift and separate your cuts.
- Once everything is cut out, remove the excess, but don’t discard it yet.
Step 7. Hanging the Grass
- You can either use a hammer and nails, or a drill (we prefer using an electric drill because it’s easier). If you’re hanging a large section, it’s a good idea to ask for help.
- Carefully lift the grass with the attached template; using the 1″ screws, begin screwing the corners of the grass into the wall, starting with the top and working your way down.
Step 8. Working Out the Kinks
- Cut off any part of the template that might obstruct the grass from laying flat, then screw it down with more 1/2″ screws.
Step 9. Filing in the Gaps
- Using the left over materials, cut out the rest of the pieces needed to complete the wall. Note: make sure the pieces you cut out face the EXACT same direction as the grass you’ve already hung.
- Using the 1/2″ screws, attach those new grass pieces to the wall.
Step 10. Final Touches
- If you have outlets you wish to cover, take the cut out grass sections that you put to the side in step 6 and back them with leftover cardboard materials.
- Now you are ready to clean up the edges as needed with scissors.
- Use any left over grass patches to make fresh and fun mini rugs in just minutes! Just measure, cut and flip!