Current and Past Projects created at HendersonWorks.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Wainscoting Install in Whitehall
A wonderful wainscoting install popped up in Whitehall last week and what a joy it was to do!
The homeowner selected a very nice hardboard from Lowe's. Traditional wainscoting is comprised of individual interlocking boards and would be much more labor intensive.
Here the chair rail and baseboards were in great shape, no need to remove them if it can be avoided. With the traditional wainscoting, it would all need removed. The hardboard can be cut to fit between the existing moulding.
After set up, with the remaining furniture and floors covered, we chipped away any paint curls and defects in corners that would inhibit the board from laying flat against the walls.
We cut and dry-fit all the panels before installation.
Once all was in order, we applied wallboard adhesive and nailed it in. If you have a few minor seams and gaps showing at this stage, no worries. In the finishing stage they will all go away.
Here we are, all the boards fit, glued, nailed and finished. Caulking the edges, seams and nail holes is a great finishing process.
Then a fresh coat of paint to make it all come together. The hardboard panels come primed and ready to paint.
The upper walls were painted a darker color to offset all the white trim.
And there you have it.
Another fun and rewarding project completed! Another happy customer.