Steps To Create Your DIY Board and Batten Wall
1. Prepare the Wall: First, clean the wall and ensure it’s free of any dirt or debris. If you’re dealing with a textured wall, consider installing a smooth backer board to cover the textured surface, creating a more uniform foundation for your wall treatment. Secure the backer board using construction adhesive and finish nails.
2. Install the Baseboard: Remove the existing baseboard (if necessary) and replace it with a new one that matches your desired design. Attach the baseboard to the wall using a nail gun or brad nailer.
3. Attach the Horizontal Piece: Measure and cut a horizontal piece of wood to the desired length, and install it above the baseboard using construction adhesive and finish nails. Use a level to ensure it’s properly aligned.
4. Install the Batten Wainscoting: Measure the height and spacing for your batten wainscoting. Cut the vertical trim pieces (battens) to the desired length using a miter saw. Attach the battens to …