Do It Yourself - Wall Panelling Edition

Do It Yourself - Wall Panelling Edition

  • Ellie Stirk

Is it time to do up your home? A new bathroom? Kitchen? Or do you prefer a feature wall in your living room?

Well you have come to the right place, we are here to help you.

Before just buying anything, it’s always a good idea to stop and think about what you want to do.Do some research. This may include what colour scheme you would like, what materials you need and if you need any help.

We are going to focus on wall panelling. These are becoming much more popular as they have great benefits to tiles or painted walls. First of all, they aren't too expensive, they are easy to clean and maintain, and they prevent any mould growth in the bathroom or kitchen area.

Things to think about -

  • colour
  • size
  • style of panel
  • finish of panel

Once you have decided these things, it’s time to get to work

To measure your wall panelling you need to start by measuring the area you are putting the panel on

Now you have the measurements for the wall, you need to take the length of your original walland divide it by the width of your chosen panel.

For an example you can watch our video here. Or watch it below:

Now it’s time to cut

We recommend having these to hand to complete your project as smoothly as possible -

  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Cutting tool such as jaw or jigsaw

Before cutting, get your panel and lay it on a flat and solid surface. In a downward position.You'll need a tape measure and a pencil to mark out the necessary measures on the back.In preparation for cutting the panel, take your ruler and create a straight line mark with it.Get your chosen cutting tool and cut where you have marked, in a straight line from end to end.Now it's ready to be installed.

Installing your panels

Panels can be installed in a variety of ways, including using Solvent Free Adhesive, screwing them to the wall, or stapling them. We recommend that you use a solvent-free adhesive, such as this one here.

If the panel has a protective layer on it, now is the time to remove it.

Place it on the wall now. Continue doing this until you reach the point where you want to stop.Now look at finishing your panelling by placing a trim at the end. These can be found on our website here.

Final step

It's a good idea to clean the area after conducting any work, including the panels.To do this, you'll need a non-abrasive cloth or sprong, warm soapy water, and I prefer to use warm water to remove any soap from the panels.


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