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Bathroom Beaded Shaker Wall Panelling Kit

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Wall panelling is an easy but stylish way to transform the interior of your home - even in your bathroom! All you need to do is enter the dimensions of the wall you'd like to panel. You can then adjust the number of rows, columns and width of the battens to suit your taste.

For a seamless finish, we will cut the Moisture Resistant MDF strips and dado rail to the dimensions you provide. The beading will be supplied 100mm longer than required. Once the inner panels are installed, measure them and use a mitre block and saw to cut the beading at the precise angles needed. This allows you to custom fit the beading lengths at home, ensuring they meet cleanly at the corners.

For walls exceeding 1800mm in length, we will supply multiple equal-sized panels to be joined at the midpoint to make the total length required, ensuring seamless coverage regardless of orientation.

The wainscot cap is included in the total height of the product.

* Use the technical view on the visualiser to note down measurements for installation.

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DIY Custom Height Shaker Wall Panelling with a Dado Rail and Beading for Bathrooms

Read our guide on how to install your wall panelling.

Our most traditional wall panelling kit is our shaker wall panelling with a dado rail and beading on the inner panels. Our Bathroom kits use Moisture Resistant MDF, which is ideal for rooms with high humidity. With this kit, you can add sophistication to your bathroom panelling which is reminiscent of the Georgian era. With plenty of personalisation possibilities, you can add character and style to your bathroom with multiple designs and colours.

Buying your wall panelling couldn’t be any easier. Simply measure the width of the wall and the height from the skirting to where you would like the top of the dado rail and decide on the number of rows and columns. We’ll calculate everything for you, no need for the headache involved in working out measurements.

By panelling just the lower half of your walls, you can leave room for shelving, lighting or painting on your upper walls. A good way to decide where you would like to fit your custom height panelling is to consider what furniture and home decor are already in the room, and where your panelling would look best around it. Having your wall panelling at a custom height is also an excellent way to guard your walls, preventing damage to the walls where it is likely to get dented or scuffed by furniture knocking into it.

You’ll receive 6mm MDF strips, a solid timber dado rail and enough beading to complete the look. This kit is for a slightly more experienced DIYer than our other shaker wall panelling kits. For installation, we provide a mitre block and saw for you to cut the mitred corners of the beading so that it all fits together seamlessly. Again, the front face of your MDF, your dado and beading can be primed and ready to paint, saving you time and effort. Why don't we mitre the beading for you? Believe us, it's easier for you if we don't! You would need to install every panel to the millimetre for the pre-cut mitred edges of the beading to join seamlessly butted against the MDF strips. Cutting after installation of the shaker design allows room for error in the first part of the installation and allows you to achieve a seamless finish.

Please note that Medite Moisture Resistant MDF is designed for use in humid conditions, however, it is not suitable for external applications.

Our courier's maximum panel length is 1800mm. If your wall is longer than this and therefore you enter dimensions larger than 1800mm, we will provide you with multiple pieces to make up the total length required. We will make sure that the panels are cut to equal sizes so that they can be joined in the middle.

dado rail
dado rail with measurements

The Dado Rail

Adding a dado rail is an excellent way to guard your walls, traditionally a dado rail was used to prevent damage to the walls where it is likely to get dented or scuffed by furniture knocking into it.

Also known as a 'Wainscot Cap' our solid pine dado has a traditional profile extending out 21mm and standing at 44mm high.

Popular in hallways placed at one-third of the wall height, the dado rail can accentuate the length of your hallway making it seem much longer than it is. Placing at two-thirds of the wall directly behind the headboard, it draws attention to the bed while enhancing the contrast of soft furnishings and textures.

The Beading

For a classic traditional look, we've added beading to the inner panels of the shaker panelling. The beading is raised slightly above the shaker panelling for added depth and character.

The beading extends from the inner panel edges 20mm and is raised a total of 9mm which is 3mm above the 6mm panelling strips.

We provide a mitre block and tenor saw for you to cut the beading at home after installing the MDF panels, this ensures you achieve a flawless finish and cut out the frustration of everything having to be mm perfect for the beading to fit seamlessly agains the edge of the panels.

 

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Installing Your Wall Panelling

After ordering your wood wall panelling comes the important part. Installation. Don't worry - we include a wall panelling manual within your kit which can help you with installation.

Below is also a step-by-step guide to assist you to install your new and outstanding wall panelling.

What You Will Need

Half installed unpainted wall panelling

How to Install Wood Panelling

The technical view of our visualiser (at the top of this page) will show you which measurements you need between each batten based on your input. Make sure to note down these measurements when ordering the kit so that you know how far apart you should be marking the measurements when it comes to installing it.

Our Wall Panelling Kit includes a physical installation manual which provides more detail and recommendations on which order to install the panels.

Step 1: Organise

Lay out the MDF wall panels on the floor and group them based on size.

Step 2: Stencil

Using a pencil mark where the MDF wall panels need to be positioned on the wall. You can use the measurements provided in the 'Technical View' of our visualiser for spacing.

Step 3: Stick

Apply a thin layer of adhesive on your MDF wall panels and stick them to the walls where you have previously marked them. We strongly advise you to read our installation manual for this step.

Step 4: Level

Use a spirit level to make sure the MDF wall panel pieces are aligned correctly and fix until level. Wait to dry.

Step 5: Add the Dado rail

Apply a thin layer of adhesive to the dado rail and stick it to the wall above the panelling. Wait to dry.

Step 6: Add the beading

We provide the beading 100mm longer than required with a mitre block and tenor saw for you to cut, this ensures a seamless finish. Full instructions are provided.

Step 7: Fill

Once dry, use wall filler to fill any gaps between the strips. If you've measured well, the gaps should be small.

Step 8: Caulk

Caulk around all edges of the MDF wall panels making sure to smooth evenly with a clean slightly wet finger or application tool. Once this is done, wait until dry.

Step 9: Prep and Prime

Prep for painting by sanding the joins which you've filled with filler then apply the wood primer evenly and wait to dry. You can skip the priming if you chose for us to apply the priming for you.

Step 10: Paint

Paint the panels and walls with your chosen colour. We're loving deep greens at the moment, like Farrow & Ball's Green Smoke as shown in the visualiser.

Bathroom Shaker Installation Manual

Wall Panelling Key Features

Versatile

Wood wall panelling is made easy with the use of our Standard Grade and Moisture Resistant MDF. MDF is a popular and adaptable material that is made up of small strands of mixed hard and softwoods, combined with resins and wax to produce a hard-wearing but lightweight panel.

Lightweight

Due to the small strands that construct the sheet, both our Standard Grade and Moisture Resistant MDF sheets are ideal for completing wood wall panelling as the wood panels are light to install and fit.

Malleable

Our MDF wall panels take well to most adhesives and paints. As such MDF wall panels allow for fantastic possibilities for adding colour and creativity. For more wall panelling ideas for how MDF can be best-used check our guide Choosing the Right MDF.

Inexpensive

Far cheaper than solid wood of the same size, MDF wall panels are a cheaper material to work with and are ideal for completing wood wall panelling due to their ability to be produced and shipped cheaply and quickly for fast installation.

Customisable

Our sheet takes well to most adhesives and paints, so are great for customising for different projects including bedroom wall panels, decorative wall panels, hallway panelling, wood wall cladding and bathroom wall panels. Additionally, wood wall panelling is easy to fabricate and fix with screws, nails or glues. Further, we can provide MDF wall panels exactly to your specifications and measurements, and can include options for customisations such as Cut-Outs for plug sockets, or fixtures on the wall should you require them.

 

Specifications

Material Wood - MR MDF
Finish Standard (Unfinished)
Available Thicknesses 6mm
Fire Rating Euroclass D
Moisture Content 5-9%
Manufacturers Tolerances +/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)
Cutting Tolerances +/- 1mm

For the full technical details, download the manufacturer's datasheet here:

Medite Premier MDF Data Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Moisture-Resistant MDF?

With a slight green tint, moisture-resistant MDF, also known as MR MDF, contains a moisture-repellent resin that provides increased resistance to humidity. As a result of this, our MR MDF is ideal for use in high-humidity areas or areas of high moisture.

Is all MDF moisture-resistant?

Not all MDF is moisture-resistant. MDF is a porous material, and moisture-resistant sheets prevent the MDF sheets from warping or being affected by moisture.

My MDF is not the colour I was expecting, have I been supplied with the incorrect items?

Our Moisture Resistant MDF could be a variety of colours depending on supply, including shades of green or brown, possibly sandwiched in layers.

Can I waterproof these MDF panels even more?

Moisture-resistant MDF sheets are already resistant to moist areas and humidity, however, you can improve their hydrophobia by coating them in an appropriate waterproof primer or paint.

What is Wall Panelling made of?

Our wall panelling for bathrooms is made from Moisture Resistant MDF. This is a medium-density fibreboard and is an engineered wood-based sheet made by bonding together wood fibres with a synthetic resin adhesive and pressure.

What are Dado Rails?

Dado rails are decorative wooden trims that are installed horizontally along the wall. They are often used above Wall Panelling to create a classic, elegant look.

Do I need Dado Rails if I have Wall Panelling?

While dado rails are not strictly necessary when installing Wall Panelling, they can add an extra element of style and sophistication to your wall and the overall look of the room.

What materials are Dado Rails made from?

Dado rails are typically made from wood, ours are made of Pine Wood.

How do I install Dado Rails with Wall Panelling?

Installing dado rails with wall panelling typically involves cutting the rails to size, but fortunately, we do that for you! All you need to do is attach them to the wall with adhesive. You can find instructions on how to install your Wall Panelling Kit and Dado Rail here.

Can Dado Rails be painted?

Yes, dado rails can be painted or stained to match the colour and finish of your wall panelling. This allows you to create a seamless look throughout the room or space. You can also choose the option for us to prime your Wall Panelling Kit and Dado so that it is ready to paint when it arrives to you.

How do I maintain my Dado Rail?

To maintain the appearance of your dado rails and wall panelling, it's important to keep them clean and free of dust and dirt. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe down the panels and rails regularly, and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning tools that could damage the wood.

How do you measure for Wall Panelling?

All you need to do is simply measure out the area that you would like to panel with a tape measure and input your measurements into our site along with your column/row preferences. Our site will work out the rest for you!

What comes in the Wall Panelling Kit?

Our wall panelling kits contain made-to-measure MDF Battens to create the shaker effect on your walls as well as a short instructional leaflet for installing them. We can supply the additional materials you will need for installation like adhesive, dust sheets, primer and filler. These can be added to your cart in the kit configuration tool on the Wall Panelling page, or found on the accessories page. Backing boards for unfinished walls are not included.

How do you put up Wall Panelling?

Wall panelling can easily be installed using adhesive, or screws. We would also recommend making sure you use a spirit level when installing to make sure that the pieces are flat. In addition, we have an installation guide for our MDF Wall Panelling.

Does your MDF come primed?

Our MDF comes unprimed, but you can select for us to prime the front face of the wood for you. This will save you the time and effort of doing it yourself, so once your panelling arrives, it’s ready to paint!

Can I paint on MDF?

Often chosen for its inexpensive cost to create furniture, MDF can be painted to add some character or personality to any piece. We have written a guide to assist you in painting your MDF.

What is the best colour to paint Wall Panelling?

Following current trends, we see the colours shift according to the season and trend. Though typically people opt for painting MDF a darker shade, either green or blue, to manipulate any natural lighting and create interesting depth with shadows.

 

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