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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 ?

Noyade
Trusted Contributor

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.

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

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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ron3alex
Junior Contributor

Re: How to attach VJ boards to the wall?

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Hi Mitchell and everyone,

I was able to finish putting up the panels and thank you to everyone who helped me in giving the right advice. It’s means a lot to do it properly with your expertise shared within the group.

 

I also now need a small help. I need to put a border which I believe is called dado rail.

can you advise if this js correct ? And if I can use the liquid nail and nail screws to fix this ?

 

thank you again

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: How to attach VJ boards to the wall?

Hello @ron3alex

 

Thank you so much for posting those photo updates. You've done an excellent job of mounting the EasyVJ Panels. I hope it wasn't too difficult and that the nails did not give you too much trouble. You're correct the timber trim is indeed called a Dado. The method of attaching the Dado to the wall is the same method as attaching the EasyVJ Panels.

 

However, this time, I suggest taking your time and putting in a thin bead of glue. Your objective is to put enough glue without it overflowing from either side. I recommend using Paslode 20 x 1.25mm 100g Bright Bullet Head Nails. I suggest using a clothespin to hold the nail when you hammer it into the Dado. It is always good practice to nail the Dado into the stud if possible. To finish it off you'll need to use your nail punch to drive the nail head in further so you can cover the top with filler.

 

Please keep us updated with your progress, we look forward to seeing your wall update complete.

 

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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ron3alex
Junior Contributor

Re: How to attach VJ boards to the wall?

Thank you so much Eric..

I will get on to it and share with you all how I go.

 

take care 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: How to attach VJ boards to the wall?

Many thanks @ron3alex, looking forward to seeing the end result.

 

Don't hesitate to post if you have any further questions, too.

 

Jason

 

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ron3alex
Junior Contributor

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Dear all,

I was able to finish my project for VJ panels. I am so happy it came out well especially after the paint..

thank you all for helping me in this project with your advice and tips. Very much appreciated.

Sharing some pictures 😊😊 

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