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February 23, 2012

How to Board and Batten Technique Tip

Oh, Board and Batten how I love thee!  I first fell in love with  you several years ago but you finally made your first appearance in my master bedroom about a year ago.  ...And ever since then, my LOVE affair has grown!  I want you in EVERY room of the house!  

So, the next area that WE finally moved on to was the small wall between my pantry and the laundry room.  Easy enough TWO boards or was it??

I am here to share with you a SUPER DUPER easy board and batten tip.  I am not going to go into details of how to cut, measure, etc, because there are plenty of amazing tutorials out there in bloggy land but this little tip will save you some time!  
  Instead of using Liquid Nails or nailing the boards to the wall you use HOT GLUE.  Yes, you heard me correctly we use hot glue to stick the boards directly to the wall.  

Instead of having to putty nail holes or waiting for the liquid nails to dry this technique, is fast and easy.  There are a couple of items that are a MUST if using this technique.  

  1. You must have two people, one to hold the level on the wall and one to put the hot glue on the back of the board and stick it on the wall before it dries.  
  2. Hubby and I would measure the distance between boards, I would hold the level exactly where I wanted the board.  Hubby would run the strip of hot glue down the back of the board and then butt the board up next to the level.  
  3. Make sure the board is lined up on the bottom and stick to wall. (we had several oops on this small wall, hard to believe that our entire bedroom wall was done faster than the two boards because of some simple mistakes that were made.)
Take two, removing hot glue that had dried because of some simple mistakes.  
  1. You must work FAST.  The hot glue dries quickly so have your level ready while the other person lines the board up at the bottom and sides.  PRESS HARD against the wall.  
  2. You must use a LARGE glue gun.  We tried using our craft gun.  No can do, the glue is dry almost immediately.  
  3. Use long glue sticks.
  4. If you have to peel the board off the wall because it didn't get put down quick enough.  Pull off with caution, it will rip your sheet rock.  
  5. After you place one or two boards you get in a groove and it will save you a TON of time.  
Good Luck!  If you have any questions about this particular technique please email.    ...And a SNEAK peak into one of many walls currently getting this treatment!
MUCH better than the BEFORE!  Don't you agree?!  
JOIN me tomorrow for a FUN Giveaway!  See you SOON!

Love, Stacie


Becky said...

love it! You have been doing a lot to your home.....I need to come over and see it all in person! you're so creative with your decorating!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!!! I LOVE it.... And I especially LOVE the Hot Glue Gun thing.... I Hot Glue Gun Everything... :) We are in the middle of a Major Room redo.. Okay so not MAJOR MAJOR but Major enough.... LOL!!! I will stop by tomorrow to see your FUN giveaway!!!

Barb said...

Oh wow...that is just awesome!

valerie said...

I love these colors!! Please tell me the colors you used for your wall and doors!!

The Three Sweet Peas said...

Thanks so much for the kind words! The door colors are Rushing River by Kwal Howell. The Cream is heavy cream by martha stewart and the white is just her white without anything mixed in. Straight out of the can.


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