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Old 01-09-2009, 10:05 AM   #1
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Wainscoting panel board...does it need to be glued?


I'm planning on installing wainscoting panel board in our living room and am curious if nailing is enough or do I need to glue also. We currently have a wallpaper that resembles wainscoting and if no gluing is required I wont bother with removing it and simply install and nail the panel board over top. The walls are drywall btw. One last question, should I leave a 1/16 " gap at each end of the panels for expansion and caulk fill? Thanks for any advice.

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I'm planning on installing wainscoting panel board in our living room and am curious if nailing is enough or do I need to glue also. .
You should most definitely use paneling adhesive.

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We currently have a wallpaper that resembles wainscoting and if no gluing is required I wont bother with removing it and simply install and nail the panel board over top. The walls are drywall btw...
If this is your own home, I'd suggest doing this right.
You don't want to put the effort, time and materials into doing this project, only to have issues with the panels bowing, or separating.
Then you would either have to live with it, or remove itall and do it again = waste.
Do it right the first time.

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....One last question, should I leave a 1/16 " gap at each end of the panels for expansion and caulk fill? Thanks for any advice.
That depends on the time of year you install it.
Summer: It's expanded = Install tightly.
Winter: It is contracted = 1/16" gap at panel's seams/joints

Install it accordingly.

Fill seam/joints with a fine bead of latex caulking.

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