Study how to put in a Board and Batten wall. We’re below to aid you do it your self with professional-looking results!
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Do-it-yourself Board and Batten Wall Tutorial
Components for Putting in a Board and Batten Wall:
- Boards for Foundation Molding: We chose 1×8 MDF
- Boards for Crown Molding: We opted for a easy alternatively than ornate look and chose 1×4 MDF. We ran one particular on the wall and one particular on the ceiling to build a wrapped-corner look.
- Battens (vertical boards): In the past we have employed 1×4 or 1×2’s that are the very same thickness as the upper and reduced molding, but this time I wished the battens to be little and insignificant to build a gentle texture. At our regional Household Depot they had some 3 3/4″ x 1/4″ thick unpainted MDF strips known as MDF Bender boards. They have been in the lumber isle in the vicinity of the plywood and NOT with the moldings. They have been a excellent value and just large plenty of to be ripped (reduce length-intelligent) in 50 % to build the delicate look I was likely for.
- Desk Observed
- Nail gun and nails
- Caulk and Hole Patching Compound
Be certain to verify out this tutorial for great board and batten spacing!
Board and Batten Move 1: Set up Foundation Molding
Measure, reduce, and put in the base molding.
The stair employed to be wrapped with carpet, but we wished to steer clear of that and thoroughly clean up the look. We crafted out the stair a little bit and then wrapped it with the MDF. We obtained fortunate and the MDF was the specific very same top as the stair!
Board and Batten Move two: Set up Crown Molding
Measure and reduce your crown molding items. Using the ceiling piece as a spacer, thrust the wall piece up to the ceiling piece (you will want a helper to do this, which is why we didn’t get any pictures) and nail in spot.
Subsequent put in your ceiling piece.
*Suggestion* We didn’t have joists to nail the crown molding to on this part of the ceiling. You can use anchor bolts for a Whole lot of extra operate or you can do what we did: to preserve the board in spot, put in two nails at a forty five degree angle to the right and then immediately convert your nailer the other way and include two more in a forty five degree angle to the left. The “v” made by the nails acts like an anchor. I would not do this with weighty beams, but for a lightweight molding, it functions perfectly.
Board and Batten Move 3: Rip the Battens (if needed)
Our battens needed ripped in 50 %, recall.
And since we reduce ours, we took the time to sand down the leading two edges of the board to make certain that the edges have been thoroughly clean and that all imperfections have been sanded down.
*Suggestion* Minimize edges of MDF always want sanding. Because MDF is so sleek, the imperfections will be pretty evident as soon as you paint. Never skip sanding!
Board and Batten Move 4: Set up the Battens
Be certain to make your spacing great. Observe this board and batten spacing tutorial and you will stop up with the professional-looking results you want!
1. Mark out the spacing.
two. Measure the top you will want for that batten in that spot. Minimize your batten. (Do this for every single batten, as ceilings and flooring are not as level as you think!)
3. Area the base of the batten at your spacing mark and nail as soon as in the vicinity of the base of the board to maintain it in spot according to your spacing mark.
4. Area a level on the aspect of the batten board and alter the board till it is correctly vertical.
five. Nail as soon as in the vicinity of the leading then secure it to the wall with a couple of more nails in the middle.
6. Repeat the process with every single batten.
Board and Batten Move five: Patch the nail holes and caulk all the seams
Patch the nail holes and caulk involving the boards and the wall to fill the gaps.
Board and Batten Move 6: Paint
We chose Sherwin Williams Superior Reflective White, and, oh, the big difference the paint will make! Make certain to inspect your paint task from the left and right to make certain every single inch of the battens is included in paint. It is easy to skip the slim aspect future to the wall!
For painting the molding future to the ground, I employed heavyweight scrapbook paper as a “drop cloth” of kinds. It moved along conveniently and slid below the gap of the base molding correctly with no taping essential!
And we’re done! See how the battens just kind of soften into the wall? They offer you a slight texture and pattern but they are not the focal level — exactly the subtlety we wished!
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This put up originally revealed 05.04.2013 // Up to date 03.06.2020