How to glue/attach a large beadboard to a kitchen wall?


We have tried liquid nails. It doesn't seem to adhere. Maybe something thicker that dries fast? We have painted the board with chalkboard paint so we don't want nails in the middle of the wall. Thanks

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 04, 2019


    I would suggest putting a nail at the top ceiling edge and use invisible fishing line to hang the board. How thick and heavy is the board? I often put in one nail and suspend a series of art in a column this way to avoid multiple nail holes in my cedar log walls.

    You could call Gorilla glue customer service and ask if their products would be advisable?

  • Frame the chalkboard and hang like a picture.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 04, 2019

    Have you tried Velcro or you could try large picture hanging hooks

  • Lesley Kimberlin Lesley Kimberlin on Jan 05, 2019

    Command tape holds up to 15lbs and wont damage your walls..i use all the time for different projects..

  • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Jan 16, 2019

    Are you talking about hanging one board as a decorative touch (many answering seem to think so) or are you talking about installing many boards as the new wall surface? If the latter and liquid nails didn't work, are your walls uneven? Could you use nails at the top and bottom to install the beadboard then install painted trim to hide them using liquid nails?

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    • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Jan 16, 2019

      Got it. Unfortunately I'm not really sure a thicker glue will work as it sounds like either your walls aren't flat or the beadboard isn't (or both aren't.) Either way, I think there is going to need to be some pressure applied while the glue initially sets. Even the Liquid Nails site suggests "bracing" overnight. (I included this link in case there is a different type of Liquid Nails that might work better for you than what you are using. I had no idea there were some many types.) Also, here is a glue that claims to be thick. I've had good luck with this brand in general.

      Hope you get it figured out soon!