How Do You Install Wainscotting?

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How Do You Install Wainscotting?

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Wainscoting comes in ready-made panels and pieces that get applied directly to your walls with a panel adhesive that comes in a tube and gets applied with a caulk gun. Gone are the days when homeowners fashioned a makeshift wainscoting from old barn boards or recycled lumber. You can still go that route if you wish, though you will need a different set of instructions if you do. Acquire all materials that are necessary, including the wainscoting and have them on site. Then select the wall surface where you plan to work and remove all obstructions or loose pieces of wallpaper. If the wall is dirty, you can wash it with soap and water in order to create a better surface for the adhesive. Also remove all covers on existing electrical outlets. Install the base board with small finish nails. Many times the baseboard manufacturer will supply these items along with the baseboard. First, make sure the baseboard is level, then go ahead and nail the baseboard to the bottom plate (this part of th

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