Do you need to add on to a board and batten wall? Want a seamless look? Here’s how to fill gaps in a board and batten wall.
How To Fill Gaps In A Board And Batten Wall
For the One Room Challenge, I decided to add onto a board and batten wall that I installed back in 2020.
I originally installed only one wall of molding on the entryway wall because I was unsure whether I would like it. However, I decided that it would look great to wrap the board and batten from the entryway all the way down the hallway!
After adding the board and batten in the hallway, there was an ugly seam left behind. I subsequently needed to get rid of the unsightly gap between the wood joints ASAP. Specifically, I had to fix that to make it look like I installed all of board and batten at the same time.
How to get rid a gap between 2 wood joints
Here’s how I disguised the seam between the old and new board and batten.
How To Fill Gaps In A Board And Batten Wall in 6 steps:
- I used wood filler to fill in and blend the pieces of wood together for a seamless look. I used my fingers, but you can use a small putty knife to apply. Apply generously!
- Afterwards, let the wood filler dry.
- Use a putty knife to knock down a little bit of texture. Then, sand down the filler to be smooth and flat.
- Next, inspect for leftover gaps and repeat steps 1-3. All in all, I repeated this process three times.
- Prime the wood filler. This primer is my absolute favorite!
- Do one last light sanding of the primer coat for a smooth painting surface!
That’s how to fill gaps in a board and batten wall installed at two different times! If I had known ahead of time that I would wrap the entryway and hallway in molding, I probably would have just cut a 45 degree angle when the two joints came together. But, this is a great solution as well.
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The blend looks great! I get so impatient with these types of projects – waiting between each step makes me so antsy to get it done! Also, that primer is magic!
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