How to: Paneled Wall

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A living room with a yellow couch sitting in front of a wall that has square paneling and painted blue.
Add interest, beauty and texture to your space with this step by step wall paneling project.
To complete this project you will need the following:
• Wood Molding
• Paint
• Primer
• Brads
• Silicone Caulking
• Paint Brush
• Paint Roller
• Brad Gun
• Miter or Hand Saw
• Caulking Gun
• Measuring Tape
STEP 1: Measure Wall / Design Grid
Measure the dimensions of the wall you would like to install the paneling grid on. Sketch a grid that fits your wall, take note of the number of vertical and horizontal wood pieces you will need.
A person in front of a smooth, white wall marking of squares using a measuring tape and pencil.
STEP 2: Cut Panel Pieces to Size
Following the dimensions of your grid, cut your paneling pieces to size with a miter or hand saw.
A saw cutting into wood.
STEP 3: Prime
Prime your paneling pieces if they are not pre-primed. Allow 2 hours to dry before installing.
A person painting the wood with white primer.
STEP 4: Install Paneling / Leveling
Begin by placing a vertical piece in one corner. Use a level to ensure the pieces are straight.
A person adding the wood to the smooth white wall. He is using a leveler tool to make sure the pieces are straight.
STEP 5: Install Paneling / Secure Pieces
When the pieces are straight you can secure them to the wall with a brad gun. Work your way across the wall from one corner to the next installing the vertical pieces first, then the horizontal.
A person using a nail gun to adhere the trim pieces to the wall to form squares.
STEP 5: Install Paneling / Secure Pieces
When the pieces are straight you can secure them to the wall with a brad gun. Work your way across the wall from one corner to the next installing the vertical pieces first, then the horizontal.
A person applying caulking to fill in the cracks.
STEP 7: Cut In with a Brush
Use your brush to paint the outer borders and inside corners of the grid.
A person painting the white wall with trim in a blue paint color.
STEP 8: Roll-In Color
With your roller, paint the panel pieces and fill in the wall areas within. Allow 2 hours to dry. Repeat steps 7 and 8 if necessary/desired.
A person painting the white wall with trim in a blue paint color.
STEP 9: Enjoy
When the wall is dry reset and enjoy your beautiful new space.
A living room with a yellow couch sitting in front of a wall that has square paneling and painted blue.
Featured colors: Wall and trim: Blueprint S470-5.
For more 2019 Color Trends inspiration see our our article on behr.com.
To watch our how-to video for this project, click here.
Colorfully yours,
Quinn

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