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Bathroom Shaker Wall Panelling Kit with Dado

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Wall panelling in your bathroom is an easy but stylish way to transform your interior. We will supply you with moisture-resistant MDF wall panelling battens and a dado Rail, 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.

The dado rail will be included in the total height of your panelling.

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.

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

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DIY Shaker Wall Panelling With Dado For Bathrooms

Bathroom wall panelling

Read our guide on how to install your wall panelling.

Our moisture-resistant MDF and solid timber dado rail are perfect for bathrooms. They are also an excellent way to guard your walls against damage from furniture or moisture.

Using 6mm moisture-resistant MDF, this wall panelling kit and solid timber dado rail, or “Wainscot Cap”, is a fantastic addition to any bathroom. The traditional wall panelling technique, known as Wainscoting, can be achieved by breaking up the wall into two distinct sections with a dado rail, creating a sense of balance and proportion. With our custom height shaker wall panelling and dado rail, you can easily create a traditional and classic look in your bathroom. The decorative solid timber moulding accentuates your panelling, defining your room with elegance and texture while complementing your interior design theme or style.

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.

Wainscoting also gives you the option of having a two-tone colour palette. People are getting bolder with their wall colours now, but it might seem overwhelming to paint an entire wall green. With Wall Panelling at half-height on the wall, you can still apply bold colour to your room without it being too overpowering.

Buying and installing our shaker wall panelling with a dado rail in your bathroom is easy. Simply enter your dimensions and preferred number of columns and rows, and we will cut all the MDF battens and dado rail exactly to size and ship them straight to your door. We also give you the option to have them pre-primed by us, so all you have to do is stick them on the wall and paint!

To complete your DIY wall panelling, all you will need is our easy self-install DIY wall panels, the supplied dado rail and any form of fixings, whether it be nails or adhesive. We provide your wall panelling and dado rail exactly to your specifications and measurements so there is no need for you to have to cut anything at home and no wastage. A simple splash of colour on the panelling and dado can elevate the room and bring both light and texture to your room!


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

Looking for an easy-to-paint option? The premium MDF wall panel strips we offer can be primed so they can be painted as soon as they arrive, and they are made of high-density premium MDF, which means less preparation and painting.

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

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 in.

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 to the walls where you have previously marked them. We strongly advise you 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 when level. Wait to dry.

Step 5: Add the Dado

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

Step 6: Fill

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

Step 7: 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 8: Prep

Prep the panelling for painting by sanding the joins which you've filled with filler. This helps the paint adhere and makes the join seamless and flat.

Step 9: Prime

Apply the wood primer evenly and wait to dry. You can skip this step if you choose for us to apply the priming for you.

Step 10: Paint

Paint the panels and wall 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 panelling with dado installation manual

Wall Panelling Key Features


Wood wall panelling is made easy with the use of our 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Material Wood - MR MDF
Finish Standard (Unfinished)
Available Thicknesses 6mm
Fire Rating Euroclass D
Moisture Content 0.5-0.8%
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 MR MDF Data Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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 moisture-resistant 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.

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.

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 Moisture Resistant MDF comes unprimed, but you can select for us to prime 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.


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Gemma White, 30th October
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Package was delivered on time, all pieces were there as expected and was all great quality.
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S Amini, 2nd August
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The panels were fine, although they don't calculate the joins and you end up cutting it yourself. The dado rails were a disaster. firstly two different styles sent. when I let them know it took weeks for them to send them again only this time the sizes were all wrong. I complained and there was no response. I asked for a refund at least for the dado - heard nothing. I ended up going to homebase to buy the dado rail myself, to then cut it myself. It was all a big waste of time. They don't even cut things right!
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