Installing wood panel accent wall


Old 08-28-18, 06:31 AM
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Installing wood panel accent wall


Thanks for all of the help so far. My new question is around installation of a wood panel accent wall. We are going to install in our living room, at the focal point of the room (around the TV, etc). My main question is the use of adhesive vs. nails.

Companies like Plank & Mill or Stikwood make it look too easy with the adhesive, but I am concerned about it long term. I don't foresee us wanting to remove it, but in the event it has to come down I'm concerned about the repair that will be required - is it major?

It appears purchasing some paneling and utilizing a Brad gun can save a lot of money, and reduce the headaches down the road. Is it reasonable to consider a serious novice like myself could go this route and not have an eye sore in our main living area?

Any insights? Thank you!
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Old 08-28-18, 06:44 AM
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A lot depends on what type of wood panels you intend to use.
A nail gun will work well but remember you need to hit the studs with the nails - drywall has very little holding power.
If the wood comes down later there will be repairs needed before you can paint. If the wood is just nailed up it's just a matter of patching all the nail holes. Adhesive almost always destroys the drywall's paper when it's removed. The drywall can be repaired but involves using the correct primer prior to skim coating the wall.
Old 08-28-18, 03:22 PM
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I too recommend a finish nail gun, not a brad nailer. You have to go through your paneling, through your drywall and into a stud, brads are not that long and not that strong either. The benefit of glue is that you don't have to worry about studs and such. But as Marksr said, removal will destroy the drywall. It may be easier to replace drywall down the road "If" needed to make the installation easier and more straight forward now. If it was me, I would glue and nail. Nail not for holding power, but to tack the plank until the glue sets so hitting studs would only be a bonus and not required.
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