Five Steps For Installing Paneling In Your Bathroom


If you really want to change the way that your bathroom looks, a very quick and inexpensive way to do that is by installing paneling on the walls of your bathroom. Panels work great in bathrooms because they transform the space visually while also helping protect your bathroom walls from moisture damage.

#1 Measure Your Bathroom

The first thing you need to do is get out your measuring tape and something to write with. You are going to want to measure your walls to determine how much paneling you need. You will need to measure the length and wide of each wall that you want to cover with paneling. Then, contact your local store to figure out what size sheets you need to purchase to cover your bathroom. You may want to purchase a little extra panel so you have room to work with when making cuts and putting up the paneling in your bathroom.

#2 Locate Wall Studs

The second thing that you need to do is locate the wall studs in your bathroom. You can use a stud finding machine to mark the location of the studs in your bathroom. Some people are also able to knock on their walls and hear the difference in sound where there is a stud or not. Mark the studs; this is where you'll want to install the wall paneling.

#3 Cut The Paneling

Once you purchase the paneling for your bathroom, you will need to cut it down to six. You are going to want to measure the panels and use a saw to make cuts. Remember to always measure twice and ensure that your measurements are correct before you cut. Remember that the first panel that you place on your wall will start in the corner and then work around the room.

# 4 Install The Panels

The installation process depends upon the type of paneling that you purchase. Many bathroom panels are designed with an adhesive on one side of the wall. This adhesive should stick to your wall when you apply the paneling to your bathroom walls and apply pressure across the panel.

You are also going to want to secure the panels to your wall with screws. To do this, you are going to want to pre-drill screw holes in the panels where it will meet with your wall studs. When you adhere the panels to the wall, you are then going to want to drills screws through the pre-made holes and secure the paneling to the wall. You should use a screw about every foot or so to secure the paneling to your wall along each stud location.

Repeat this process for each panel.

#5 Fill Screw Heads

To finish up, you are going to want to put spackle over all of the screw heads. Be sure to smooth it out. This will hide the screws in your panels.

Finally, for a really professional look, you should add trim to the top and bottom of the new paneling in your bathroom. This will increase the class and visual appeal of your mini-bathroom makeover.  For assistance, talk to a professional like Allied Metal.


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