DIY Wall Panelling

  1. Step 1 Measure


    Measure wall width and height.

    Make a scale diagram to help visualize the wall grid. Your grid will include 3-1/2"W vertical and horizontal strips to accommodate the pine frame around the squares of beadboard panelling. This frame will give you the size of the squares.

  2. Step 2 Mark Wall

    Mark Wall

    Using a Stanley blue chalk line and a 4 oz. bottle of blue chalk, mark the grid on the wall.

  3. Step 3 Draw Squares On Beadboard

    Draw Squares On Beadboard

    When you have determined the size of your squares, map them out diagonally on the 4' x 8' sheet of beadboard. Make a template out of a piece of panelling or heavy card the same size as the beadboard panel squares. Use this to trace the squares on the beadboard with a lumber crayon.

  4. Step 4 Cut And Sand Squares

    Cut And Sand Squares

    Cut out the squares with a jig saw. Be sure to clamp the panel so that it doesn't move while you cut.

    Sand the rough edges.

  5. Step 5 Attach Squares To Wall

    Attach Squares To Wall

    Attach squares to the wall with a bead of Lepage PL Premium 100% Polyurethane Construction Adhesive and pin-nail in the corners.

    Be sure to follow the grid that you marked on the wall.

  6. Step 6 Cut Framing Strips

    Cut Framing Strips

    Cut strips of 1x4 pine (3-1/2") to trim the wall panels. Cut long strips in one direction and butt short filler strips for the opposite direction. Pin-nail in place.

  7. Step 7 Caulk


    Fill nail holes and caulk seams with Dap Window and Door Acrylic Latex Caulk.

  8. Step 8 Paint

    Prime and paint your panelled wall in a colour of your choice.


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