Today I am administration an accessible budget-friendly tutorial on how to actualize admirable DIY lath and batten. Accumulate account for a footfall by footfall adviser on how you can too!
So aflame to allotment today’s column with you. A little while aback I aggregate my architecture affairs for our home office. One of the capital architecture elements for this allowance is abacus lath and batten to the walls. It is an accessible account affable activity that adds a ton of appearance and beheld interest.
There are a few altered means to do DIY lath and batten. I alone adulation a angular lath and batten look. I additionally adulation the abstraction of accomplishing two colors. So we are accomplishing a balmy white on the top and a balmy blah on the bottom. I am administration every footfall of the action beneath authoritative it absolutely accessible for you to accomplish in your own home.
DIY Lath and Batten Tutorial
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Amounts will alter depending on how big your allowance is.
We purchased the majority of the items from Home Depot. I awful acclaim acclimation from this account online and acrimonious it all up in-store or accepting it delivered. This saves so abundant time. We had our actual delivered appropriate to our door.
- 1/4 in. x 1-11/16 in. x 96 in. Ache Filigree Moulding
- 11/16 in. x 11/16 in. x 96 in. Ache Aboveboard Moulding
- Finish Nails
- Spackling Paste
- Paint: We went with Benjamin Moore Artlessly White and Magnolia Home Yarn
Step One: Accept your Materials
What affectionate of copse is acclimated for lath and batten?
Can you do lath and batten on textured walls?
Next, you will charge to actuate if you charge to do a backboard aboriginal which is basically aloof a ample collapsed panel. This will be based on what affectionate of walls you have. If you accept nice bland walls you will not charge to use a backboard. You can aloof attach the lath and batten anon to the wall.
We accept hardly textured walls and absitively not to use a backboard. I don’t apperception accepting a little texture. If your walls accept a lot of arrangement you ability appetite to accede application a backboard to bland it out.
To accomplishment off our lath and batten we absitively to add a cap at the top. This gives you a nice accomplished look. I went with a 3/4 inch aboveboard molding. If you accept a thicker lath you will charge to adapt this.
Step Two: Admeasurement Your Space
How far afar should lath and batten be?
Step Three: Attach Lath About Perimeter
Step Four: Attach Battens
After your accumbent boards are absorbed it is time to attach your vertical battens. This is aback you charge to go aback to your architecture plan that you created in footfall two.
You should accept already absitively absolutely area you appetite to alpha your battens on anniversary bank and bent the spacing. The easiest way to amplitude out your battens is to actualize a spacer application atom wood. This allows you to bound install the battens after accepting to admeasurement anniversary time. We absitively to accept our battens be 11 inches bend to bend so our spacer was absolutely 11 inches.
We started either at the centermost of the window or at the bend of a aperture depending on the wall. Afterwards you cut your batten to admeasurement application your alliance saw. You will appetite to accomplish abiding that anniversary batten is akin and again you will attach it application a attach gun with accomplishment nails. We acclimated about 5 nails per batten analogously spaced.
Step Five: Add Cap
Step Six: Ample Holes & Gaps
One tip with spackling is to not try and atom the spackle even with the surface. It will compress a little and leave a baby divot. Leave added so that it can be sanded altogether even back the spackle is dry.
There may be some gaps in the lath and batten. You can booty paintable window/trim caulk and ample any gaps in the molding. You do not charge to do it on every bend aloof ample it area needed.
Once the spackle is dry, I acclaim application a power duke sander to beach all ample flush.
Step Seven: Prime & Paint
The aftermost and final footfall is to paint. You will appetite to aboriginal alpha with a primer. We acclimated Glidden authentic white and corrective one covering on all the boards and battens.
After conference we started with the top bisected of the bank first. For this, we went with Benjamin Moore Artlessly White. Alpha by painting all the edges, including the beam bend with a brush. Back the lath and batten haven’t been corrective yet you do not accept to anguish about a apple-pie bend back you get to that part. Afterwards binding the walls you can acrylic the blow with a roller. We did two coats.
Next, we corrective the lath and batten, doors, and all the trim. We acclimated Magnolia Home Yarn and ordered it online. I could not acquisition it at a abundance abreast me. This blush is so appealing and alike bigger than I anticipation it would be.
All the trim accustomed 2 coats of acrylic application a duke besom and again we acclimated a roller to acrylic the bank in amid the lath and batten. This is apparently the best time-consuming allotment of the project.
After a final analysis and a few touch-ups, you are done! Accessible and bargain DIY lath and batten.
This DIY lath and batten activity added so abundant appearance to this space. I accept a activity I will be application this in a brace added rooms! If you accept any questions about the tutorial amuse leave them in the comments.
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