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How to Patch and Repair Tongue-and-Groove Wainscoting (page 2 of 2)

Learn how to patch a damaged section of wainscot paneling.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Cut New Section of Board

Cut a new section of board to fit. Saw off the tongue of the new board. You may have to secure it in a work bench to make the cut.

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Attach New Board

Secure the new board in place, nailing through its face because there is no available tongue for angled blind nailing.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Add Finishing Touches

Fill the nail holes with putty then sand when dry. Then paint the board to match the surrounding surface.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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