Prepare the room
- 1.1 - Remove all existing baseboards and nails with the pry bar. If you’re planning to reuse the baseboards, take extra care with this step.
- 1.2 - Mark your studs using a stud finder, and using a level draw an outline of the stud on the wall. With a vertical installation you won’t hit a stud with every board, hence the need for adhesive. The stud marks are important for baseboard and crown moulding installation however, so a good trick is to stick a piece of masking tape on the ceiling and floor where each stud would be.
- 1.3 - Once all studs are marked, you’re ready to start shiplapping.