Decorating Ideas: Wall Panels

Panel a wall in one weekend for less than $100

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Clamps
  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Stud finder
  • Caulk gun
  • Level
  • Dust mask
  • Orbital sander
  • Paint roller
  • Paint tray
  • Putty knife
  • Safety glasses
  • Shop vacuum
  • Paintbrush
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 4x8 x 1/2-in. MDF
  • 4-in. masking paper
  • Spackling compound
  • String
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Panel adhesive
  • 2-in. brad nails
  • Stain-blocking primer (solvent-based type, not water-based)
  • Paint