3 Top Ways to Install Tongue and Groove Paneling Properly

Wood moulding panelTongue and groove wall panels give off a rustic and classic vibe. Many homeowners install this because it looks beautiful and exudes a comfortable atmosphere.

Find out how you can install pine tongue and groove paneling to make sure you get the job done right the first time.

1. Get the Finish Right

First, make sure you have already chosen the finish that you want even before installing the tongue and groove panels. You can choose pre-finished panels, which are often available in pine or cedar. You may also get panels that are refurbished and can be customized based on how you want them to look like.

Think about your room or house’s whole theme and make sure the walls will match whatever is already installed inside the house.

2. Think About the Material You Will Need

Measure your wall to see how much material you will need for your project. Shortage of material can delay the project further, not to mention the hassle that it can cause the contractor and the customer.

To start with the measurements, determine the length and height of each wall. Multiply height by the length to get the total surface area. If you are going to panel your ceilings, too, then be sure to measure that as well.

3. Make Sure Your Walls are Smooth

Before installing your new tongue and groove panels, make sure you have already removed old trimmings from your wall. You should also remove any existing paint to make sure the installation will go smoothly. You definitely want your new wall paneling to look extra smooth and free from bumps, so be sure to follow this step.

It’s always a good idea to call a professional when doing these types of jobs. They would know what to do and how to properly install tongue and groove panels with minimal to no mistakes at all.