How to Install Board-and-Batten
Give your walls a fresh look with this easy-to-install board-and-batten.
What You Need
Drywall mud and skimming tool
Boards for base, cap, verticals, and ledge in desired width and depth
Desired molding for under ledge
Nail gun, nails
Caulk and caulking gun
Surfacing paste (we used Spackle) and sandpaper
Primer, paint, and paint roller
Snap a chalk line at desired height. For textured walls, skim drywall mud below the line (see right). Let dry.
Prime walls and boards. When dry, paint upper walls your desired color and paint lower walls and boards white. Let dry.