Bathroom Makeover Day 8 – Faux Wood Plank Walls, Part 2

bathroom makeover day 7 - faux wood plank wall treatment 5Well, y’all. I’m officially exhausted. But my bathroom is a complete mess, buried under a thick layer of dust, and almost unusable at this point, so I have to press on.

And while I didn’t have a whole lot of time to work on the bathroom on Day 8, I did manage to get it primed…

…and then painted…

Here’s a view of the sink side, primed and painted…

faux wood plank wall treatment using thin hard board, primed with oil-based primerI’ve still got a lot of trim work to do…obviously. But so far, I’m very pleased with how it’s turning out.

I’ve gotten some questions about how steam will affect the hard board, and if I’m caulking between the boards, etc.

First, I didn’t caulk between the boards. I didn’t see any need to because I used oil-based primer on the boards, and I made sure that I got plenty of it in the gaps to seal the spaces between the boards and the wall. That also makes the boards resistant to steam and moisture.

faux wood plank wall treatment, horizontal planks, painted whiteBut if you’re going to do this in your own home, I would just strongly suggest that you use a quality oil-based primer. My primer of choice is Zinsser Oil-based Cover Stain. It’s fantastic stuff, and easily sandable when it’s completely dry.

Now you may notice in some of the pictures above that I’ve actually started on the upper walls. I’m a day ahead in my work now (since I took a break from bathroom posts yesterday), so the upper wall progress is actually Day 9, which I completed yesterday and will share with you tomorrow.


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Reclaimed wood

That's a decent idea, Ive thought about using reclaimed barn wood for siding but didn't know if it would look industrial or just scruffy.
I do have to say I HATE the default siding on these things, as you can see in the picture one part has popped out from high winds and such. I may look into the barn wood idea. At least its better than the mess that's on it.
Thanks for the idea! :)

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