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Can you install wood on a bathroom wall?


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Old 01-16-19, 03:36 PM
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Can you install wood on a bathroom wall?

My daughter wants to put pine tongue & groove board horizontally on one of her bathroom walls, it will be stained and sealed afterwards. Is there anything special we need to do on prepping the drywall before we hang the pine board on? Also, can we just nail it on the wall or should we glue and nail it? Thanks...
 
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Old 01-16-19, 03:41 PM
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My son has T&G pine in his bath rm. As far as I know it's held up fine although his wife wants to rip it down or cover it with drywall and tile the floor.

Nails are fine as long as the hit a stud. You can't just nail it to the drywall.

I'd recommend staining and sealing the wood prior to installation. It's a LOT easier/quicker to finish the boards on saw horses. Just be sure you don't get any poly build up on the tongue and the groove.
 
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Old 01-16-19, 03:53 PM
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his wife wants to rip it down or cover it with drywall and tile the floor.
I'm with her, My daughter has a bath in pine wood. Does not fit a suburban home.
 
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Old 01-16-19, 03:58 PM
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I think the pine fits his house, most of his walls and ceilings are pine. That was one of reasons he bought the house [back when he was single] Plus his house is rural
 
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Old 01-16-19, 05:27 PM
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My advice would be to stain and finish it before it goes up. After it's up give it one more coat.
 
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Old 01-17-19, 04:13 AM
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Bathroom with a shower or tub? If so, that's the last place I would ever put wood due to the moisture. Definitely make sure the wood is sealed on all six sides before installing it.
 
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Old 01-17-19, 04:26 AM
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My son's bath rm has a tub with a shower. There was no exhaust fan until we installed one a yr or two after he bought the place. The moisture/humidity didn't seem to pose any issue with the wood although he does have a large bath rm [if that plays a part]
 
 

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