- 4 foot level
- Nail gun or hammer & nails
- Utility Knife
- Caulk Gun
- Tape measure
- Solid-surface wall paneling – beadboard pattern
- Painter’s tape
- Construction Adhesive (for panels)
- All-purpose paintable caulk for waterproofing base & edges
- Trim moulding (such as cove style)
- Finish Nails
- Cupholder, corbell brackets
- Clean wall surface, removing any dirt or grease. This will ensure good adhesion of paneling later.
- Remove any outlet coverings.
- Carefully measure the area your backsplash will be installed onto. Also be sure to measure where outlet holes need to be.
- Using a ruler and pencil, trace your backsplash pattern onto beadboard.
- Wearing eye protection, carefully cut the beadboard to size with a jigsaw. (You can also cut with a utility knife if you prefer.)
- Once cut out, dry fit all the pieces making sure they fit properly.
- You might want to pre-paint before installing (but not necessary).
- Apply a good quality wall board adhesive, such as Liquid Nails, to the back of board.
- Gently place board on wall, wiggling/sliding board into the perfect position. Then, press firmly. Use a brad nail gun (or finish nails and hammer) to secure.
- Add a decorative trim of cove moulding to the base of board -- cut to size. Attach with adhesive and nails.
- At this point, decorative touches such as corbels or a pegboard can be added.
- Finally, caulk all exposed open seams to ensure water resistance. Once caulk dries, touch up with paint.
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