Installing wainscoting is in trend right now. So, we are all wondering how to install wainscoting. Well, installing wainscoting seems difficult but it categorized as moderately difficult and you can definitely do it yourself. It can be a really good project for your weekend. It can be costly but it actually varies according to the materials you used. For the simple one, you can just buy wainscoting panels from home hardware manufacturer or online shop. Anyway, here are the needed tools and materials to install wainscoting. If you buy the wainscoting panels, there are fewer tools and materials you going to need. You will only need eye protection, miter saw or circular saw, and saw horses.
Here are the steps. First unwrap the wainscoting panels that are ready to be installed. For the best result, put the panels few days inside the house so that it can adjust the moisture with your house. Next, move your furniture to the center of the room so that you can start work on the wall. Measure 42.5 inches from the floor and draw a line around the room. Then start from one corner and install the panel. Use panel adhesive or paneling nails to secure it. After one corner, you can start with the other corners to apply the paneling. But you have to be careful when it comes to the electric outlet, you have to measure it thoroughly so the panels able to accommodate the outlet. After you finish installing the panel, fill in the gaps in the corners with caulk. You also need to replace the baseboards and chair rails. To the finishing touch, you can start to paint the panels with two coats. Let them dry before moving back your furniture. So, how to install wainscoting is not that difficult isn’t it?