Squeeze construction adhesive in a zigzag pattern onto the wall side of a panel and press the wainscoting panel into place. Nail along the edges as indicated by the manufacturer. If you're hammering the nails by hand, use a nail set to indent each nail so you can cover it with putty. Repeat with the remaining panels. As you apply each panel, make sure you space and overlap them according to manufacturer recommendations. This allows the panels to expand and contract in response to seasonal humidity and temperature changes.
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