How do you install wainscot or batten and board around baseboard heat?

by Diane
I want a finished, professional look to my wall, but the baseboard heating protrudes from the bottom of the wall.
  8 answers
  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Feb 26, 2016
    The best way would be uninstall baseboard heating and reinstall after wainscot has been installed and finished.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 26, 2016
    Question for you why would you want to do that. In my opinion adding molding to base board will just make it stand out more. I dont understand why you would even consider this unless you are trying to conceal something???
    • Valier Leonard Valier Leonard on Feb 27, 2016
      @Janet Pizaro she wants to add wainscoting to her walls but she has baseboard heaters she wants to know how to apply it either around the heaters or over them I don't think shes trying to hide them you should never cover baseboard heaters with anything other than the covers they come with due to fire hazard so we all told her to remove the heaters apply the wainscot then reapply the heaters
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Feb 26, 2016
    You could either cut the wainscot to fit around the baseboard heater or remove the unit, install the wainscot and then replace the unit.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Feb 27, 2016
    If you want a "a finished, professional look", hire a professional. It really should not cost that much to have it done right. The unit should be taken out, possibly changed out or boxed in as it seems it is obtrusive as it is.
  • Valier Leonard Valier Leonard on Feb 27, 2016
    that's what I would do also remove the baseboard heating apply the wainscoting then reapply the heaters
  • Rick Lester Rick Lester on Feb 27, 2016
    You could step the wainscot or board and batten off the wall where the baseboard heaters would be flush with the wainscot, bonus you would have a ledge around the room to put pictures on.