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DIY July – Bedroom update using some paint and Prempanels

2 July 2024

Update a room using prempanels

Prempanel timber slats are perfect for turning a tired room into a striking, contemporary space.

Best of all, they are simple to install and are a great project to tackle this DIY July.

Jaharn from Smorhome recently used preempanels and her favourite Monarch paint accessories to transform her bedroom.

 

Materials required to complete this DIY project

We have put together a step-by-step guide below, detailing everything you need to know to complete this project and recreate the look at home.

 

Step 1

Update a room using prempanels - step one

After having a green feature wall in her bedroom for the last couple of years, Jaharn decided that it was time for a change.

Before installing the prempanels, Jaharn used her favourite Monarch brush and Walls & Ceilings roller to update the colour to a neutral dusty pink.

When you’re changing wall colours, remember to paint an undercoat first!

 

Step 2

Mark out your required measurements with a grey lead on the wood slat side.

Once you have your markings, stick the masking tape from one cut point to the other. Make sure the tape is stuck down at every surface point of the wooden slats

 

Step 3

Update a room using prempanels - step three

Clamp your preempanel with a straight edge to get the cut as even as possible. Use your circular saw to carefully cut the wooden slats. Guide it slowly to avoid gouging the edges. Once finished, remove the masking tape and wipe away any dust particles.

 

Step 4

Update a room using prempanels - step four

Jaharn applied Monarch Mini Easy Nails Construction Adhesive using her Compact Caulking Gun onto the back of the panel.

Angle the panel so the bottom connects to the wall and carefully push it in. Apply pressure until the adhesive cures.

Please note: If using a prempanel on a ceiling or stacking multiple on top of each other, you will need to further secure them using Button Head wood screws.

Update a room using prempanels - result

There you have it! A simple way to completely overhaul your room of choice with prempanels and a fresh coat of paint!

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