11:57AM | 03/28/05
Member Since: 08/30/04
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Remodeling the bathroom, and my wife saw in a magazine that they had 3/4 wall height (about 66" high) bead board paneling with a shelf topper, and it looked like it would fit the style we were looking for. When I inquired about this option at my local hardware store, they said I was crazy and that all the adhesive and nails in the world would not prevent the wall from warping within 5 years from the moisture. Has anyone had any luck with a similar project, or are the hardware guys right? Any suggestions???


06:15PM | 04/02/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Hardware guys might know hardware, but they obviously don't know beaded wainscot.

I have done this at least twenty some bathrooms, and have seen every one of them again over the years - regular clients. No failures!

If using wood beaded baord, I prepaint at least a primer and one coat of finish on all surfaces of each board before applying it. This is to prevent or slow the absorbtion of moisture and the swelling that would entail. Clear vertical grain fir is a good choice of wood because it is very stable.

Another possibility that I have only heard of is sheets milled from an exterior grade of MDF. This MEDEX beading is also stable, water resistant, and paintable.

My favorite tho, is a newer product made from puffed cellular PVC. It is called Azek and is milled to be like a beaded 5/16" thick wood. It does not absorb moisture at all and will never rot. My painters liked working over it too. It6 cuts just like wood, but has a unique smnell when cut which then fades.

No matter which choice of product, you then use PL Premium construction adjhesive to adhere it to your wall, and pin it to hold until the glue sets. Trim it all out and paint away

Excellence is its own reward!


07:01AM | 04/06/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
Not sure but haven't you posted some pics of one or 2 of yr bath re-models with this beadboard on breaktime Piffin? some sweet work whoever did.


03:31PM | 04/07/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
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