Prefinishing and Installing Wainscoting

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A couple of the walls in the camper are going to receive pine wainscoting instead of paint. This is going to give the camper a warm, cabin-like feel. You can get wainscoting at many home improvement centers such as Home Depot. It’s much easier to prefinish the pine so it’s completely sealed before you put it in the camper. We accomplished this with Aquacoat Lacquer. For more info on Aquacoat products, visit the company’s website or call (877) 886-2422.

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4 Responses to “Prefinishing and Installing Wainscoting”

    • Customer Service

      Hello Belle,

      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:

      Anything you install will reduce the amount you are allowed to carry. When doing a big project like this it is best to weigh what you plan you use or at least get the camper weighed after the install to see how much the weight increased. That way you can then see what the difference is with the gross vehicle weight and know how much you are allowed to carry. Wainscotting doesn’t weight much but this amount of it with the adhesive and coating can start to add up so it could be around 100lbs or so just in the front.

      Sincerely,
      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

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  1. Sophie

    GREAT VIDEO!!! now I have to see if you show how to trim out those windows (which is where my mind went when you were cutting/matching the wainscoting)

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  2. Chris and Jenna

    I LOVE this and you just helped me resolve a dilemma about being able to go right over the face of existing wall repairs. I do need to see how you’re trimming it out. – J.

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