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DIY Wall Panelling Details
DIY wall panelling is now even more accessible with our wall panelling calculator.
Making use of our Standard Grade and Moisture Resistant MDF, DIY wall panelling has now become a very cost-effective way to breathe a new life into your room. As a perfect feature to add character to the home looking grand and distinct, wood wall panelling is ideal for decorating a space from simple walls into something detailed and modern that always looks sophisticated. Seamlessly working with multiple designs and colours, accomplishing DIY wall panelling is a staple for contemporary interior design.
To complete your DIY wall panelling, all you will need are our easy self-install DIY wall panels and any form of fixings, whether nails or adhesive. All of our wood panelling options are available to arrive pre-primed saving you time and money in achieving your perfect room.
As an inexpensive solution to a feature wall, wall panels are an engaging option with possibilities of personalisation and flair for the home. Also, accentuating a wall with wall panelling can help define a room lifting it with elegance and texture aiding any interior design themes or styles.
Whether to be used in a contemporary open-plan, or a single-story flat, wood wall panelling on any wall is a simplistic way to add a sophisticated feature, whether that is by highlighting elements such as a dining area, or for bouncing light off an adjacent window.
Wall panelling can be used for different projects including bedroom wall panels, decorative wall panels, hallways panelling, wood wall cladding and bathroom wall panels.
Further, any wall panelling can be used to add depth and flair to space without the need to fill a wall with artwork or mirrors. That is to say, a simple splash of colour can elevate the room and bring both light, and texture to your room.
We can provide wood wall panelling exactly to your specifications and measurements, as well as adding options for customisations such as Cut-Outs for plug sockets should you require them.
Self-installation is also possible and becomes an achievable option when partnered with our installation guide below. This guide is also ideal for those looking for wood wall panelling ideas.
For more wall panelling ideas, check out our DIY wall panelling exclusive calculator that will accurately tell you what to order based on the size of the wall, and the number of panels you’d want the result to have.
Wall Panelling Key Features
Wood wall panelling is made easy with the use of our Standard Grade and Moisture Resistant MDF. MDF is a popular and adaptable material that is made up of small strands of mixed hard and softwoods, combined with resins and wax to produce a hard-wearing but lightweight panel.
Due to the small strands that construct the sheet, both our Standard Grade and Moisture Resistant MDF sheets are ideal for completing wood wall panelling as the wood panels are light to install and fit.
Our MDF wall panels take well to most adhesives and paints. As such MDF wall panels allow for fantastic possibilities for adding colour and creativity. For more wall panelling ideas for how MDF can be best used check our guide Choosing the Right MDF. for those looking to utilise its inexpensive and lightweight properties.
Far cheaper than solid wood of the same size, MDF wall panels is a cheaper material to work with and is ideal for completing wood wall panelling due to their ability to be produced and shipped cheap and quickly for fast installation.
Our sheet takes well to most adhesives and paints, so are great for customising for different projects including bedroom wall panels, decorative wall panels, hallway panelling, wood wall cladding and bathroom wall panels. Additionally, wood wall panelling is easy to fabricate and fix with screws, nails or glues. Further, we can provide MDF wall panels exactly to your specifications and measurements, and can include options for customisations such as Cut-Outs for plug sockets, or fixtures on the wall should you require them.
Installing Your Wall Panelling
After ordering your wood wall panelling comes the important part. Installation.
We have written out a step by step guide to assist you to install your new and outstanding wall panelling. Following the visual example above we will aid you in perfecting your wood panelling.
What You Will Need
- Spirit level
- Measuring tape
- Wall filler (e.g. Polyfilla)
- Wood primer
- Choice of paint colour
- Pre-Cut MDF Wood Paneling Strips
Steps to Install Wood Paneling
- Layout the MDF wall panels on the floor and group them based on size
- Using a pencil mark where the MDF wall panels need to be positioned on the wall
- Apply a thin layer of adhesive on your MDF wall panels and stick to the walls where you have previously marked
- Use a spirit level to make sure the MDF wall panel pieces are aligned correctly and fix until level
- Wait to dry
- When dry, use wall filler to fill any gaps
- Caulk around all edges of the MDF wall panels making sure to smooth evenly with a clean slightly wet finger or application tool
- Wait to dry
- Smooth the areas using sandpaper
- Apply the wood primer
- Wait to dry
- Paint the panels and wall
|Material||Wood - MDF|
|Available Thicknesses||6mm, 9mm, 12mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2420mm x 1220mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Fire Rating||Euroclass D|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is wall panelling expensive?
MDF wall panelling is an inexpensive option in comparison to using solid wood, or plywood. The cost of the wall panelling will vary depending on the size of the wall, though is a cheaper alternative to other ways of decorating a wall.
Is wall panelling outdated?
According to current trends, wall panelling is very popular and is continuing to rise. Today many homeowners opt for MDF wall panelling as a great way to add a feature to a wall or to decorate it with texture and depth. Wall panelling can also be repainted to follow the current colour trends.
How do you put up wall panelling?
Wall panelling can easily be installed using adhesive, or screws. We would also recommend making sure you use a spirit level when installing to make sure that the pieces are flat. In addition, we have an installation guide for our MDF wall panelling.
What can I do with wall panelling?
You can put MDF wall panelling in any room or situation to add depth to the wall. This could be in the lounge, along the stairs, or in the bathroom. We would suggest though that for use in the bathroom to use our Moisture Resistant MDF.
What is wall panelling made of?
Our wall panelling is made from MDF. MDF is a medium-density fibreboard and is an engineered wood-based sheet made by bonding together wood fibres with a synthetic resin adhesive and pressure.
How do you measure for wall panelling?
To measure your wall for wall panelling, either use our exclusive MDF wall panelling calculator or measure the height and width of your wall and follow the steps in our guide.
Where can I buy wood panelling for walls?
We are able to sell MDF wood for wall panelling. Our Moisture Resistant MDF is the most suitable option for this.
What is the best colour to paint panelling?
Following current trends we see the colours shift according to the season and trend. Though typically people opt for painting MDF a darker shade, either in green or blue, to manipulate any natural lighting and create interesting depth with shadows.
Should I paint wood panelling?
Our MDF wall panelling takes well to paint and primers and is fully customisable for your tastes and current fashion. For more information on what MDF is best to use, see our Guide.