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MDF Wall Panelling

Wall Panelling

Feature wall panels are an extremely popular interior design technique that can enhance the look of any room. It is a cost-effective solution that helps to modernise internal spaces whilst still giving the room character. Wall Panelling can be used in almost every room such as bedrooms, living rooms, hallways and even bathrooms with the correct material. It is commonly replacing traditional decorative methods like tiles and wallpaper as it is a simple DIY project that is quick and easy, with maximum impact.  

If you’re looking for ideas on how to spruce up your living space without breaking the bank, roll up your sleeves – there’s plenty of inspiration available right here!

MDF Wood Wall Panelling

You can create the perfect wall panel by simply using cut to size MDF strips. MDF is a cost effect material that is lightweight and can be easily machined without splintering, warping or cracking. It also has an incredibly smooth surface which makes it ideal to paint on.

What thickness of MDF should I use for wall panelling?

The thickness of MDF really depends on your personal preference. However, using anything less them 6mm thick may not create the texture you require and anything above 18mm might be too thick. At Cut Plastic Sheeting, we offer MDF sheets in a range of thickness between 3mm to 30mm all cut to your size.

Installing Decorative Wall Panels

Securing your wood panels to the walls is simple! Once you know what type of wall panel design you want on your walls and have your cut to size MDF material, it is time to prepare your wall. This is an important first step as it will help to put the panels up easier. If you have any holes in your walls they should be covered up and your walls should be sanded to create a smooth, flat surface.

Next, place your panels on the wall where you want them and make sure the panels are level by using a spirit level. When you are certain the panels are straight, use a pencil to mark out where you want the panels to go and do a final check to see they are level and evenly spaced apart. Once you are happy with the positioning of the panels you can then use your adhesive to glue it to the wall. 

Painting MDF Wall Panels

Once your MDF has been glued to the wall, you want to firstly caulk around each panel and let it dry properly first. MDF can be painted on but it does absorb moisture easily so it is important that it is properly primed first or else it will absorb the paint and ruin the look of the material. Once you have properly primed your paint 2 or even 3 times, you can lightly sand the material on the top and sides using extra fine-grit sandpaper to give it a smooth surface ready for painting. Then, once you have chosen your perfect colour, you can paint on top of the panel using a roller to give it a smooth and neat finish.

Wall Panelling FAQ's:

How much does wall panelling cost?

The cost of wall panelling depends on factors such as material, adhesive, primer and paint. Often, the majority of things you require you might have already in your home from previous projects. So, if all you need is MDF, the cost then depends on the thickness and the number of panels you require. At, Cut Plastic Sheeting we have various thicknesses available which start off at 3mm thick for as little as £14.43 per m² ex vat. 

To view our full range of standard MDF and to get an online quotation, click here.

What adhesive glue should I use to stick the panels to the wall?

CT1 is the ultimate adhesive solution for sealing and bonding. It will successfully bond to all woods without the need for additional fixings and it will not warp or reduce in effectiveness over time. To shop CT1 adhesive click here.

How to buy wall panelling strips?

You can buy standard MDF wood panelling strips online from Cut Plastic Sheeting. Simply, select your required thickness, enter your height, width and quantity, add it to your basket and then continue to the checkout stage. We also offer free mainland UK delivery!

Why is wall panelling popular?

Wall panelling is popular for a few different reasons.

  1. Because it is relatively budget effective and easy for even the most inexperienced DIYer
  2. Wall panelling can add character and style to any room in your home.
  3. Wall panelling typically can be painted to match any colour that can be paired with virtually any décor.
  4. Wall panelling has the ability to insulate sound emanating from adjacent rooms, so you can sleep better knowing that noisy neighbours are not keeping you up at night.
  5. Wall panelling is an affordable way to Increase your home’s Passive Energy Performance (EP) by slowing down heat loss through the walls and thereby reducing heating costs over time

Any questions?

If you have any questions about cut to size MDF Wall Panelling and the installation process, please contact our sales team for more information. 

Completed a MDF Wall Panelling project recently?

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