How to build a preserved green wall?

For DIY enthusiasts the question can arise spontaneously: have you ever imagined how it could become your home, your office or your room, with preserved green walls?

The aesthetic benefits are definitely obvious, but you should know that the walls have an excellent effect on the reduction of indoor noise and work well as sound insulation. Moreover, greenery contributes to improving people’s mood, and has scientifically proven effects on employee productivity in work environments. If you add to this that they are completely natural materials and solvents-free, you will understand for yourself that they are not only beautiful, but also useful.

To build a wall, after choosing the size, you need a panel of MDF (medium density fibreboard derived from wood), 6 mm thick. Synthetic materials, plywood, carpet etc. can also be suitable. The important thing is the thickness: for a wall we recommend a thickness of about 6 mm.

To fix the material to the panel you can use the common vinyl glue for moss, while we recommend the use of transparent neutral silicone for branches and lichen. Do not use hot glue, because it could dry out the preserved green.

First of all, prepare the basis for building a wall with branches, Leaves, Moss, Lichen or Polemoss to your liking. For the base of the Moss and Polemoss Wall you need to use Flat Moss. Please remember that to cover one square meter you need 1 Kg of product. Flat Moss does not need any preparation, except a simple cleaning (being natural material there can be wood, soil and small impurities). Once cleaned, spread the vinyl glue on the MDF panels and rest on top the Flat Moss portions, exerting a slight pressure and being careful to place them perfectly close, to create continuity between one piece and the other. Once the entire surface is covered, wait about 2 hours for the glue to dry.

Then, take the materials you have chosen to produce the vegetation and the “forest” effect. Lay them on top of the moss without gluing them, to see how it looks, and only once you have achieved the result that you like most, start fixing.

To fix the Polemoss, after cleaning it, put transparent neutral silicone at the base of the product and press it down. Generally, the best effect is to put a few balls of polemoss of variable size nearby, to create the “stain” effect.

Then cut the leaves and branches you have chosen into small pieces, using a pair of pruning shears. If you want an effect with various depths, cut longer and shorter branches, placing them in uniform areas. Also here, usually, as happens in nature, there are very dense areas and completely uncovered areas. To fix the branches, make a small hole in the Flat Moss, put a little silicone in it, and then insert the twig. Repeat these operations until you have achieved the desired effect and then let the silicone dry for a couple of hours.

Once the glue has dried, take your panel and first check that there are no holes left. If there are any, go and cover them with some Flat Moss. Once this is done, you can remove, add or move the materials to your liking, following the instructions above.

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