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Board and Batten Wall

  • September 5, 2018

Mintybacon
Mintybacon
Mintybacon
Mintybacon

I was looking to get a board and batten look without the price tag.

I knew I wanted 5 inch baseboards and needed around 117 feet of trim for my living room. On my initial trip to Home Depot I found this primed 5 inch square mdf baseboards to be about $1.40 a foot. By the end of the rennovation I was looking probably looking at $200.

My workaround was to buy 2 sheets of mdf and rip them into 5 inch strips on my table saw, sand, and prime them myself for about $.33 a foot. Roughly a $1 a foot savings for an extra night of work.

The 2 sheets were about $30 a piece and I had pleanty left over for other projects / parts of the house. And a can of kiltz that I also used to prime my walls specifically a wall that I took wall paper off of. The oil based kiltz over the that wall kept the glue from making my water based paint to Buble. On top of help cover up the bright orange that was revealed under the wood paneling and wall paper I removed.

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  • What a great solution! It turned out beautifully!
    By RYOBI NATION, on September 6, 2018

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Board and Batten Wall

by Mintybacon
Sep 05, 2018

I was looking to get a board and batten look without the price tag. I knew I wanted 5 inch baseboards and needed around 117 feet of trim for my living room. On my initial trip to Home Depot I found this primed 5 inch square mdf baseboards to be about $1.40 a foot. By the end of the rennovation I was looking probably looking at $200. My workaround was to buy 2 sheets of mdf and rip them into 5 inch strips on my table saw, sand, and prime them myself for about $.33 a foot. Roughly a $1 a foot savings for an extra night of work. The 2 sheets were about $30 a piece and I had pleanty left over for other projects / parts of the house. And a can of kiltz that I also used to prime my walls specifically a wall that I took wall paper off of. The oil based kiltz over the that wall kept the glue from making my water based paint to Buble. On top of help cover up the bright orange that was revealed under the wood paneling and wall paper I removed.