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Shaker Wall Panelling Kit with Dado

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Wall panelling is an easy and stylish way to transform the interior of your home. Just provide the wall dimensions and customize the number of rows, columns, and battens. We'll cut all the pieces for you, so you can apply and paint your panelling kit with ease. No need for wall panelling calculators or MDF sawing. Just measure and stick!

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

For walls longer than 1800mm, we'll provide multiple equal-sized pieces to join in the middle and meet the total length required.

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

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DIY Shaker Wall Panelling With Dado Details

A dado rail is a perfect addition to your wainscoting style wall panelling, giving a more traditional, classic look than shaker wall panelling on its own. Popular in hallways, accentuating your panelling with decorative solid timber moulding can help define your room by lifting it with elegance and texture whilst complementing your interior design themes or styles.

It's never been easier to order and install shaker wall panelling with a dado rail. No need for pesky calculators and complicated diagrams, simply enter your dimensions and preferred number of columns and rows and all the MDF battens and dado rail will be cut exactly to size, primed, and shipped straight to your door, all you have to do is stick it on the wall!

Read our guide on how to install your wall panelling.

Our custom height shaker wall panelling with a dado rail or “Wainscot Cap” allows you to create Wainscoting Panelling which is a traditional Wall Panelling technique dating back centuries. By breaking up the wall into two distinct sections, the dado rail can create a sense of balance and proportion, particularly in rooms with high ceilings.

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.


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Making use of our 6mm MDF and a solid timber dado rail, wainscoting shaker wall panelling has now become a very cost-effective way to breathe new life into your home. It is the perfect feature to add character to any space and is particularly popular in hallways and bedrooms. There are plenty of personalisation possibilities to add flair to the home with multiple designs and colours.

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.

Adding a dado 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.

Custom shaker wall panelling with a dado rail in a nursery
Custom shaker wall panelling with a dado rail in a bedroom
Half-height wall panelling with a dado rail in a bedroom

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. We can also professionally prime your kit for you, so your dado rail and the front faces of the MDF strips would come ready for you to stick on the wall and paint them. A simple splash of colour on the panelling can elevate the room and bring both light and texture to your room!

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.

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 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 chose 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.

How to install Shaker Wall Panelling kit with Dado Rail

Wall Panelling Key Features


Wood wall panelling is made easy with the use of our Standard Grade 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, our Standard Grade 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 - 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 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.

Is Wall Panelling expensive?

MDF wall panelling is an inexpensive option in comparison to using solid wood, or plywood. The cost of the wall panelling will vary depending on the size of the wall, though is a cheaper alternative to other ways of decorating a wall.

Is Wall Panelling outdated?

According to current trends, wall panelling is very popular and is continuing to rise. Today many homeowners opt for MDF wall Panelling as a great way to add a feature to a wall or to decorate it with texture and depth. Wall panelling can also be repainted to follow the current colour trends.

What is Wall Panelling made of?

Our wall panelling is made from 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 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 with dado rail.

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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Delivery Policy


All delivery charges include excellent standards of packaging to ensure your order gets to you in great condition.


free on orders over £250

Less than 700x700mm or longest side <1300mm


 Estimated to arrive in 4-5 working days.

Anything larger


 Estimated to arrive in 6-8 working days.


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Estimated to arrive in 7 days.


Samples are generally 100mm x 100mm



Standard Collection



Estimated ready from 4 working days


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Collect from 9am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5pm, Mon to Fri.


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Ready within 2 working days.


Collection from Unit 60, BN5 9XR.


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5 / 5 2 reviews
Charlotte Norman, 31st May
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Great panneling. I opted for it to be pre primed which Ed saved so much time x
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Marie Millar Stokes, 23rd May
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All I had to do was put in my wall measurements and the number of panels I needed and then it was delivered . It was so easy to put this up and I am really pleased with it.
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