Weathered Wallboards

Step-by-step Instructions

Tools Needed

  • Safety Glasses
  • Dust Mask
  • Tape Measure
  • Miter Saw or Miter Box
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Paint
  • Roller and Roller Pan
  • Nails
  • Liquid Nails
  • Caulking Gun
  • Hammer or Brad Nailer

1 Measure the wall

Using a tape measure, measure the height and width of your wall in inches. Multiply the height times the width then divide that number by 144. This will give you an idea about how many square feet you will need. Add 5% to 10% for cutting and waste.

Each Weaber Weathered Wall Board bundle contains enough material to cover 10.5 square feet.

2Prepare the surface

The surface must be clean, dry, flat, and structurally sound. Clean the wall with soap and water, and make sure to remove any nails or outlet covers that may cause an issue when you hang the boards. Next paint the wall with a dark complementary color by Behr to offset possible gaps between the boards.

Dark complementary color painted on wall

3Find the studs

Using a stud-finder, mark where the studs are located on the wall.

4Determine a pattern

Now is the time to decide the design of your accent wall. You may want to use a herringbone, diagonal, or staggered pattern to complement your decor. There are many choices – be creative. Our example is a staggered horizontal design.


5Draw a reference line

Using your level and pencil, draw a straight line across the area where you’ll be laying the boards. This will be your starting point.

6Add boards on reference line

For a permanent installation apply a liberal amount of liquid nails (or other construction adhesive) to the back of your board before nailing. Place the first board directly above or below your reference line and press it onto the wall. Make sure this board is level, then nail into studs. (For a semi-permanent installation attach your board with nails only.)

Continue adding pieces end to end following your reference line. Trim the final piece as needed with a miter saw for a flush fit. Recheck with level again. (Due to the natural characteristics of Hardwood each row should be rechecked with a level.)

If everything is level, continue on with each row until the wall is complete. Make sure to stagger the boards as you attach each row. Try not to have two seams sit directly above each other in adjacent rows.

Bead of Liquid Nails on back of board
Man leveling wood boards on wall

7Measure and cut around the outlets

If a cut-out is needed in a board to make room for an outlet, measure the distance the outlet starts from the closest wall, the width of the outlet (allowing some clearance), and the height the cut-out needs to be. Be sure to account for the outlet and the cover plate, as the cover plate needs to be mounted flush on the drywall, not on the weathered board. Mark these measurements on the board and cut out with a jigsaw before attaching to the wall.

Installer curring board on saw


Finish as you desire. We recommend using square edge trim, possibly ripping a weathered board for a step-up overlap.

Installer curring board on saw
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