Wainscoting consists of panels that cover the lower part of a wallsocket. In a dining room, the wainscoting generally extends as large as the surface of the back of the chairs. It provides a wall and architectural detail and depth by providing a contrasting color over. But rather than spending a lot of money to put in wood panels, you can create faux wainscoting with 2- or boards, chair rail molding and 2 paint colors.
Assess the length of the wall in which you want to put in the artificial wainscoting. Divide the dimension by the panel widths that are desirable. For instance, in case you would like 2-foot panels and have a staircase with a wall, divide 10 by two to arrive at five panels. Ideally, you want the panels to have equivalent measurements for a balanced and cohesive look.
Measure from the top of every other stair tread the distance up the wall you desire the wainscoting to expand. Measure the wall up 30 inches on peak of every other stair if you want a top wainscoting and make a pencil mark.
Repeat this dimension from the very top of every additional tread 3 inches signaling this dimension with your pencil.
Lay the straightedge on the top marks to make a straight line between them. Because the ascends, the line ascends the wall in conjunction with the stairs up. After creating the line on the wall in which you intend to install the seat rail molding, then go back and confirm the dimension of the height of the railing to ensure that it is straight and equivalent. Repeat to the bottom measurements.
Extend the painter’s tape only. Confirm it is straight. Apply primer into the wall using the paint roller over the painter’s tape, but you intend to employ or the wall has never been painted; differently, skip the primer measure if the present paint is darker compared to the paint. Let it dry, following the manufacturer’s recommendations along with also the weather conditions at the time of painting.
Cover together with the contrasting paint color. For instance, you may opt to utilize a beige or brown over the seat railing, while painting the floor.
Locate the studs on the stairs wall with the stud finder and make a little”X” on each stud with the pencil just below the painter’s tape.
Cut on the seat rail molding to fit the length of the wall using the saw, making cuts on either end to accommodate the slant the wall up. Hold the chair rail molding on the wall with a bit hanging beyond the finish following the penciled line, Prior to trimming. On the back of the molding, then create a mark to following the line of the wall on the railing. This shows you that the cut needed on each end of the molding.
Remove the painter’s tape. Secure the seat rail molding into the wall at the locations atop the line made with the paint. Hammer in the finish nails, but leave a little bit extended to avoid damaging the seat rail. Set the nail head with the countersink punch and lightly tap it with the hammer to countersink the nail to the seat rail. Employ wood putty over the nail head to hide it. Smooth the putty throughout the hole, removing any excess. Let it thoroughly dry as recommended on the container. Lightly sand smooth when dry.
Follow the process in Step 8 to reduce the 3-inch-wide boards that sit beneath the seat railing and just over the surface of the staircase on the most important thing. Install the 3-inch-wide board beneath the seat railing in precisely the same manner as used in Step 8 and 9. Cut two end pieces of this 3-inch-wide plank to fit at the very top and bottom of the staircase to make the first panel that is large.
Measure and cut 2-inch boards that are human that you will install apart between the horizontal boards that are 3-inch, remembering to cut bottoms and the tops into the angle to fit the boards snugly between them. Nail the boards. Lightly cover the backs of these boards with caulk before repainting them into the wall if you have to install the vertical boards where there are no studs .
The paintable caulk all the inside edges of the boards together to create any openings between the wall and plank evaporate. Let it dry following the container recommendations.
Add painter’s tape on the stair treads to avoid getting paint on them and protect them.
Paint the entire area above the boards, each stair tread and the seat railing.