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How to attach VJ boards to the wall?

ron3alex
Junior Contributor

How to attach VJ boards to the wall?

Hi All

Finally after watching few videos and ideas in this forum for VJ Panel I gathered the courage to go ahead for my project.

I am planning to install the easy craft wall panel to my passage.

started off with my first board by putting liquid nail

 

I need your advice for the below;

went to bunnings to hire the nail gun but was told to use nails or screws that’s why I put in the screws- 

1) I am drilling the screws to stud - is that right ? 
2) before painting How do I hide the visible screws ?

 

3)planning to put a rail above the panel to give a nice border

should I use the liquid nail for rails as well

 

4) finally any paint color ideas— matching for a white wall?

 

thanks Heaps for your support 

 

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: How to attach VJ boards to the wall?

Hello @ron3alex

 

Using screws is quite difficult, you will have to countersink all of them in order for the screw heads to be hidden. I suggest using Paslode 30 x 1.6mm 100g Bright Steel Bullet Head Nails - 190 Pack. It will be easier to cover the nail heads with filler rather than the screw heads. The purpose of the nail is to hold the panel in place while the glue dries. It sounds like an interesting project. Any updates you can provide would be much appreciated. 

 

Here is a handy step-by-step guide: How to create a VJ feature wall

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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ron3alex
Junior Contributor

Re: How to attach VJ boards to the wall?

Thank you Eric for your reply.

so can I just use a hammer to use the nails?

will it chip or break the board ?

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Noyade
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Re: How to attach VJ boards to the wall?

"so can I just use a hammer to use the nails?"

 

Based on Eric's guide above and providing you locate the studs - hammer away! :smile:

Probably good to use a nail punch as the nail head gets close to the wood level - reduces the chance of bruising the wood.

I

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: How to attach VJ boards to the wall?

Hi @ron3alex,

 

It's great to see @Noyade has jumped straight in with a helpful answer. As they've mentioned, you should use a nail punch as it will prevent excessive damage to the board and allow you to sink the nail head slightly below the panel's surface. Tap the nail in until its head is about flush with the surface. Take the nail punch and place its point on the head of the nail. Give a couple of firm taps to the nail punch until the nail head is slightly under the surface. Fill the slight hole with wood filler.

 

Please let us know if you need further assistance or have questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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