How to Install Paintable Beadboard Wallpaper

7 Materials
3 Hours
I hadn't even heard of beadboard paintable wallpaper until I saw on Pinterest. It was love at first sight. I knew this would be a simple and inexpensive way to breathe some character into our bland main floor bathroom. This product has so much going for it.

As you can see here, we did have a pretty plain looking wall with absolutely no architectural detail, to begin with! The beadboard design adds architectural interest... It gives texture and a classic look, and this is just one of the many benefits of using this!

The first step is to buy your beadboard wallpaper - here's a good one! You can find the wallpaper at most home improvement stores, too.

Try to choose a simple area to start with - a clear wall with no fancy cuts.  Cut your paper to proper length and try it in place.  (We did this "fitting" several times with the first sheet before we worked up the courage to actually hang it.)  Don't worry - things are pretty forgiving.
Apply the paste liberally, especially around edges where peeling could most easily occur.

See how great that first section looks?  Get that wall done and it will look great too.  Now that you know that the end result is worth the effort, keep plugging away at the more difficult walls.

Smooth out the wallpaper before it dries.
After it is dry, trim the excess away. Add trim, if needed.
Here is how the newly updated bathroom turned out... Not so boring anymore, right?!

For even more photos, steps, instructions and details, head on over to the blog to check out the full tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Paintable Beadboard Wallpaper
  • Wallpaper Tool Kit
  • Wallpaper Size
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  • Erika Erika on May 11, 2019

    Was the beadboard wallpaper you used prepasted? I bought a roll that is prepasted and am wondering whether I should apply more paste to be sure.

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