Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 54
Rated 5 out of 5Â by littlemike Transforms the room!
This adds a premium look to the room. I ordered 3 packages to do a bathroom. First I pre-finished the pieces, because they are bare wood as shipped. That took a couple of days to do 3 batches and wait to dry between coats. I used one coat of Minwax Golden Oak stain, brushed on, wiped down, let dry, then top-coated with one coat of Chinese tung oil. I finished both sides as recommended in the instructions. No sanding was required at any point, as the pieces were baby-smooth right out of the box. One more coat of tung oil after installation gives it a smooth, glossy finished look, and the color with the stain is exquisite.
Bear in mind that each lineal foot of wall uses 4 planks, each of which takes 3 nails in the tongue section. This could get tedious if you are hand-hammering them, so I would definitely recommend you beg, borrow or steal (or preferably buyâHomey D sells them, y'know) a pneumatic brad gun for the planks and a finish nailer for the baseboard and chair rail. It will make the job so much more pleasant, and you'll be amazed how useful these tools are around the house.
Overall, I was impressed with the quality of this product, and I think they they did a great job of milling the pieces accurately and presenting them with a nice smooth surface that is ready to apply your choice of coatings with no need for sanding. I would definitely use it again if I had another room that I wanted to transform this way. And now that I have done one room, I think I really have got the hang of it now, including using a nickel for spacing to allow expansion.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Happyman Great Product
The wainscot paneling arrived as promised. It was well packaged and undamaged. The paneling was easy to install and looked very nice upon completion of my project. I plan to buy more paneling because the project turned out so well.
February 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kitchenhelper Nice economical upgrade to breakfast nook
Good quality, prompt delivery. Very nice. Came pre-sanded, so I let it adjust to temp and humidity a couple days, stained and coated all material, and then had a handyman come do the mitering and install in the nook.
December 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DoItYourselfer Does The Job
The product works pretty well but expect to possibly not use every vertical board (3"wide x 32"long) as there is some variation in grain, color and quality. You get 8' of product in the kit, I needed about 6' for my project so it wasn't an issue. If you are not that fussy, or it is a location that doesn't make that much difference, you probably will be able to use most all of the product. The top and bottom moldings are very good, and make the job easy. If you have to go around an outside corner (as I did) you need to figure out what you will do the outside angle as there is no moldings in the kit to accomplish where the vertical slats meet ..... just butting the verticals together is one way but may not meet your requirements and could look a little shabby. Some type of additional molding probably best but you will need to buy that. Inside corner butting probably will work better and not as noticeable. Also at the end of a horizontal run could be an issue if you want it trimmed off with something other than one of the vertical slats. Mine was an outside corner and I used an additional molding arrangement to make it look okay....but again, this is not in the kit. These kits are not that easy to find and some I did locate on the web were quite expensive so this HD one was a good compromise and not all that expensive I guess. Shipping was quick and UPS brought it to the door....painless.
June 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Marge This was a good choice. It looks great.
My first delight was that my delivery came much more quickly that expected, which also pleased my installer. The wainscot lived up to specifications and expectations of quality. Very little sanding was needed and waste was mininimal. Do be careful in sequencing the boards, as the natural variation in the grain of the wood will cause some parts to stain darker than others. This can easily be predicted by observing the grain variations in the raw wood. Very pleased with my choice and the results on the bottom half of my kitchen walls.
May 20, 2014