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Bead board use for accent wall in bathroom

Bead board use for accent wall in bathroom


Old 01-01-07, 02:43 PM
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Question Bead board use for accent wall in bathroom

We are interested in removing the wallpaper in our bathroom which is very small. There is very little wall area. We want to paint but are also considering installing bead board and chair rail on the bottom half of an accent wall. Has anyone done this? If so, are you pleased with the results?
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Old 01-01-07, 06:20 PM
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Bead board and chair rail are frequently pictured in bathroom makeovers. It's usually painted white in cottage decor.
Old 01-04-07, 04:09 PM
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Since it is in an area where water may be splashed, make certain that you seal the both the top and bottom ends of the panels with a good primer. Once it is installed, caulk the bottom and the top edges before painting. If you don't, you may have water wicking up from the floor or seeping in from the top which can lead to rot. Our original old bead board wainscotting had to be replaced as constant exposure to humidity as well as water on the floors had caused the boards to warp and/or rot. (We actually primed both the front and the back of the new panels which helped with humidity.)

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