Learn how to install a faux shiplap accent wall in your home. These peel and stick wood planks give you the look of shiplap, but because they are peel and stick- you can create a faux shiplap accent wall in just a few hours. Made out of real, thin wood these wood panels are lightweight and easy to apply.
How do you install faux shiplap walls?
Thank you to Woody Walls for supplying materials for this project
Last year I shared my rustic modern bathroom renovation with you. Now almost a year later I decided it was time to tackle the other bathroom in our home.
Check out the video below to see how I installed the planks from Woody Walls.
This is the bathroom that is in the main hallway and the one that guests use when they come visit. This renovation took considerably less time than the master bathroom. Mostly because I didn't need to replace the flooring or add texture to the walls (I did that a few years ago) so instead of taking a very long six months to get it finished like the last bathroom, I got everything completed in just a few weeks.
Today I’m sharing the first part in my bathroom series where I will show you how I installed this wood plank accent wall.
This is a great project for anyone who loves that shiplap wood-plank-look and wants a project that they can complete in a day.
I added the planks to this wall completely by myself in just a few hours.
Supplies for Faux Shiplap Wood Plank Installation
- Wood planks from Woody Walls
- Saw- hand saw, jig saw or miter saw
- Ladder or step stool
Tips for Faux Shiplap Wood Plank Installation
- Make sure the surface of your wall is clean and perfectly dry.
- Use a level to ensure the planks are level as you are working.
- Make a few lines on the wall as a guide to keep the planks level.
- Peel the back off the panel and press it firmly to the wall.
- Use a J roller to apply even pressure to the panel to help activate the pressure activated adhesive.
- If any of the planks need to be trimmed, mark where the wood will be cut and then use a saw to cut it to size.
Do you have to remove baseboards to install shiplap?
Not necessarily. My bathroom had really bad, old baseboards at the bottom of the wall. I'm not even sure you could call them baseboards. I was going to replace them anyways so I ripped them off the wall before I started.
When I measured my walls and planned my application I noticed that If I worked my way down the wall there would be about a 2.5 inch gap between the bottom of the wood panels and the floor.
I decided to leave that gap because the new baseboards would cover it.
If you don't want to remove your baseboards you may have to cut the wood lengthwise with a table saw in order for it to fit. I haven't tried cutting it this way some I'm not 100% sure how it would turn out.
- Wood planks from Woody Walls
- J Roller
- Measure square footage of wall that you will be applying the wood panels to.
- Order your panels making sure to purchase an extra 5-10 percent.
- Acclimate the panels in the room you will be applying them in for 3 days before you begin.
- Clean the wall and make sure it is perfectly dry before you begin.
- Use a level to make sure the wall is level and mark a few guide lines to ensure things stay level as you are applying the panels.
- Trim panels as needed with a saw before applying them to the wall.
- Peel the stickers off the back of the panels and apply them in to the wall.
- Use a J Roller to apply pressure the panels after they are on the wall.
What do you think of my wood plank, faux shiplap wall? Let me know in the comments and check out Woody Walls for more colors and styles of planks!