- Clean and dry the walls that will be paneled using the rags or towels. Simple soap and water will suffice.
- Remove loose wallpaper if present. Panels can be applied directly to bare wall studs or on top of drywall or other pre-existing walls.
- Measure the length of each section of wall to figure how many wall panels will be needed from corner to corner. Record these measurements.
- Use a circular saw to cut the paneling according to your measurements to make them fit each section of wall.
- Apply the glue in a zigzag pattern to the back of each panel, one at a time. Space each zigzag about 6 inches from the next to avoid using too much glue.
- Press and hold the panels to the wall one at a time. Follow the glue manufacturer's instructions for time to be held in place and curing times.
- Repeat these steps until the room is completed. Pay extra attention to corner pieces and glue around corners according to the manufacturer's instructions to ensure a firm hold.
Things You Will Need
- Wood or all-purpose glue
- Rags or old towels
- Circular saw
- Measuring tape
- Soap and water
- Measure, cut and mount only one wall section of paneling at a time. This will avoid confusion or getting pre-cut panels mixed up.
- Follow directions for the glue to ensure that too much is not used. Overflowing glue along the sides of the paneling is very hard to remove once dried.