DIY LINING BOARDS

We have used lining boards as feature walls in numerous projects and we have often been asked "Are they easy to install?" and "Are they cost effective?". We thought it was about time we shared some tips about how to install them yourself at home and to show you how simple it actual is! We have outlined what you'll need to add lining boards to an existing wall to transform your space.



For those that don't know,

lining boards look like this:















We suggest purchasing these 'Easycraft' VJ Lining Boards from Bunnings:

https://www.bunnings.com.au/easycraft-easyvj-2400-x-1200-x-9mm-primed-mdf-interior-wall-linings_p0330364


***They come in large sheet sizes, rather than being sold as individual boards; for example, if you have a wall roughly 3600mm long, you would need 3x sheets at 1200mm long.


What you'll need:


Tools :

  • Tape Measure

  • Hammer: use 2mm x 40mm bullet head nail

  • Nail Gun: use Paslode ND Brads 14ga x 45mm

  • Pencil

  • Spirit Level

  • String Line

  • Spatula

  • Dust Mask

  • Safety Glasses

  • Spacers – use off cuts of the 9mm MDF or 10mm timber pieces.

Cutting:

Easycraft Wall Linings can be easily cut with a Power Saw or Hand Saw. When using a Power Saw, cut the board with the face side down. When using a Hand Saw, cut the board with the face side up. Cut the boards to the height you need so they sit flush under your cornice.


Glues & Fillers :
  • A flexible construction adhesive or stud adhesive should be used for fixing the sheets to the studs and noggins.

  • PVA adhesive for gluing corners together and mouldings in place.

  • Best to use a Timber based filler to fill nail or screw holes.

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This is a helpful video to show you step-by-step how to install your boards:


Paint Colour Suggestions:


We love this natural white:


https://www.taubmans.com.au/colourcentre/colour-details/63302/cotton-sheets


Are you wanting to introduce a colour? This deep green looks beautiful on lining boards.


https://www.dulux.com.au/colour/greens/popular?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg7mO3qet6gIV0XwrCh1ezQmhEAAYASAAEgKQYvD_BwE&ef_id=EAIaIQobChMIg7mO3qet6gIV0XwrCh1ezQmhEAAYASAAEgKQYvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!4713!3!405663536776!b!!g!!%2Bdulux%20%2Bgreen#!/colour/dulux_dulux_26728

Enjoy your new space!


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