Wainscoting can be a good element to protect and enhance the look of the walls in a room. The budget needed for installing wainscoting in your will depend on the type of wainscoting and the amount of space you want to cover. You can cut your budget by eliminating the extra budget for installing with DIY wainscoting. This will give you an elegant look to your walls without having to cost extra budget.
If there is a chair in the room, you can use it as a guide for deciding the height of the wainscoting. If you want to paint or wallpaper the walls, this is the best time to do before the wainscoting installed. After that, measure the height of the railing at multiple intervals on your wall and mark the height line using a pencil. You can snap a chalk against the pencil mark as the best result. After that, make sure the line is straight using a level. Now you can measure the length of the railing to the floor. If there are baseboards that you want to keep when in your DIY wainscoting, you can measure the top of the baseboards.
If you want to replace them, you can remove the baseboards carefully with a crowbar. Save the removed baseboards as templates for the new baseboards. After that, you can hang a beadboard to the place between the railing to the top where the baseboards will be placed and use nail gun to mount these. Find your studs using stud finder and install the railing to the studs to make stability to the wainscoting. Mark your studs with a pencil. You can just knock on the wall with your fist if you don’t have a stud finder. If it sounds hollow, it means there is no stud. Measure and cut the railing and mount it to the walls using nails. Finish it by installing or replacing your baseboard and Paint or stain your wainscoting.
DIY wainscoting can be quite difficult, but you can do it with fun. So, since you can do it yourself, you don’t need to cost extra budget for hiring a professional.
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