Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 16
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jennifer Description is not accurate. "can be installed as white paneling or painted to create your unique look"
After researching this product and reading that it was ready to be painted we purchased 10 sheets for our kitchen renovation. We used Glidden's Premium Interior Paint + Primer (also purchased from Home Depot) before installation. The walls remained 'tacky' to the touch after a few days and we discovered that the slightest bump against the walls actually created a tear in the paint. After two weeks and the paint had yet to harden I went back to Home Depot with a piece of the beadboard and the paint to see customer service. The person there was kind but unhelpful, sending me to the paint area. I then spoke to the paint specialist who said 'That in all his years he'd never seen that happen before and I should call Glidden." I called Glidden, spoke with a representative named Jully who asked several questions, had me email her several photos of the walls, and then we never heard back from her. Finally, my husband and I went to see a PPG paint specialist who diagnosed the problem. First off, Home Depot's product is not a 'primed' product. She told us that the coating on the board makes it slide easily and look nice, but if painted upon, it's like painting a mirror. There is nothing for the paint to adhere on to. Long story short, we had to take a plastic putty scraper and remove all the paint off the beadboard, then use blue scrubby pads to clean out the beading. Next, all the boards had to be lightly sanded, primed with Zinsser 123 Primer, then repainted with PPG's premium paint. To Home Depot's credit, the paint specialist did offer me new cans of paint to replace what we had used but in all honesty we will never use that Glidden product again and would not recommend it. Glidden is owned by PPG but PPG does not sell Glidden product in their stores, only big box stores. If we had known all of this before purchase, we would have chosen a different products.
September 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FrankNorris Nice Bead Detail But Poor Joint Layout Design
The board is a sturdy MDF, almost akin to Masonite in hardness, so it helps with waves in a wall and provides good backing if you're nailing on any trim over the board. The bead details are relatively smooth, and the board takes primer nicely for a smooth finish. If you're shooting brad nails to secure the board, nailing down in the bead groove gives the best results. Face nailing into the board will lift the surface into a mound, requiring additional sanding/filling.
I'm not at all impressed with the factory joint layout. One long edge includes a full bead and stops where the router detail slopes back up to the flat panel, and the opposite long edge includes the routed slope leading down to meet the bead. In theory, all you have to do is line up the slope side of one sheet with the bead side on another sheet, but practice says otherwise. Whatever genius designed this layout cut off about 1/16" of the slopped profile on the long edge, so when you but a sloped edge up to a bead edge, the sloped edge juts out, and the sloped areas on either side of the bead are not equal in width. It's obvious and ugly. I thought it was an issue with the sheets I purchased, but the entire pallet of sheets were the same. If you need the full 4 feet width, you have to keep the two sheets separated 1/16" and fill that void with caulk to get the two sloped profile widths to match, and you'd better have a steady hand at smoothing that caulk to look like a straight slope. The other option is to rip off a full flat panel 3" back to where the slope begins for a perfect match, which is what I did.
If I have need for MDF bead board sheet again, I will go to a proper lumber yard and obtain better quality sheets with good joint layout. The time it took me to rip off the problematic edge and the money I spent wasting the 3" rip on every sheet and needing to purchase another sheet due to the wasted drops would have been well worth the extra money spent on a better product. If you need a cheap option and don't care about the joint aesthetics, this product will do.
September 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by airhog6 Bead Board for the porch
Redoing an old house...putting bead board on the underside of my front porch. Have previously installed this product in my kitchen and small bath. It paints well and seems to be durable.
August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by VictorianMoneyPit Beware - Grooves run HORIZONTALLY!
The pictures and description of this product was not clear in which way the grooves run - horizontally or vertically. I was looking to put in wainscoting at 4' tall rather than the usual 3' to accommodate the 10' ceiling height of the room that I am installing it in. With this product, I thought I would have one 8' wide section which would be great for the large room that it is in. One reviewer said that it ran "up and down" so I bought it.
Imagine my surprise & disappointment when I found that it ran HORIZONTALLY. Horizontally meaning that when you place the panel up against the wall with the longer side (96") on the floor, the grooves run side to side or left to right - NOT up and down. Not that big of a deal with having to cut it, but wish I had known for certain prior to purchasing.
July 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susan great products and SERVICE
We started our project of a new sunroom with CJ, who was so helpful with our flooring, doors and windows. The windows had to be ordered on line and he did that right there for us. Offered us promo opportunities and explained how they worked (new HD cards). I would ask for CJ next time we go in!!
We had some problems with our delivery -truck broke down - unforeseeable. One of the doors was damaged in delivery but Natalie, Trace and JT were so helpful!!!!! Our contractors were not held up at all. We had continuous phone calls back and forth with the progress in finding us a new door. It turned out they could only find a different door available that would meet our needs. HD waived the delivery AND the price difference in the new door. I can not say enough about the customer service at this store. Working in customer service for over 30 years, this is always the first thing that pops out at me. Even tho we are an hour away (Gang Mills NY store) , we will definitely shop with them again. Thank you, Natalie, JT, Trace and CJ. You all ROCK!!!!
Bob and Sue
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rjp86 Looks great
I installed with glue and a small brad nails. It cannot be used in place of drywall, must be installed over drywall.
February 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DG Looks great
I like the wood paneling better, but this gets the job done much quicker.
February 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hubert Very Disappointed
I admit I am a novice in the builiding trade. However, I follow the directions very closely. I put up a nice 3 season room. I had everything ready to go and decided to try using this paneling for its appearance. I am unhappy on many levels. I used two different nail guns and this stuff is harder then steel. Three times the nails bounced off my head including once above my eye. I am using 18 gauge nails. At no point during the discussion with the Home Depot folks did they even mention liquid nails. So after battling this for hours, installing it with a nail gun I fear it will all have to be taken down. I have spent a fortune with H. D. and they should have warned me about how difficult this was to use. I can't begin to tell you just how upset and frustrated I am over this project.
November 17, 2015