Textured Hacienda-Style Wainscoting

The lower walls of a living room are lined with textured paneling to help give the space a rustic, Spanish style.
DOD2306-Walls

DOD2306-Walls

The lower walls in this Spanish-style living room are covered in textured backer board then topped off with knotty-pine chair railing.

From: Design on a Dime

The lower walls in this Spanish-style living room are covered in textured backer board then topped off with knotty-pine chair railing.

Tools and Materials:

4x8 sheets of backer board
texturing medium (plaster)
raw sienna universal tint
burnt sienna universal tint
1x4 prestained pieces of knotty pine
steel trowel
nail gun
wood filler
glaze
sea sponge

Steps:

1. Mix raw sienna universal tint into texture until the desired color is achieved.

DOD2306-Smearing-Plaster

DOD2306-Smearing-Plaster

From: Design on a Dime

2. Apply texture directly to the backer board with steel trowel, making sure texture is uneven leaving plenty of peaks and valleys.

DOD2306-Appling-Tint

DOD2306-Appling-Tint

From: Design on a Dime

3. When the texture medium is dry, dip sponge in burnt sienna glaze and lightly apply to the plaster. The goal is to highlight the texture.

4. Install finished sheets of backer board to wall with nail gun or screws. Cover screws or nail holes with additional texture medium.

DOD2306-Nailing-Chair-Rail

DOD2306-Nailing-Chair-Rail

From: Design on a Dime

5. Use nail gun to frame out the panels with prestained knotty pine chair rail.

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