Adding panelling to your staircase wall can bring elegance and style to your home. However, achieving a flawless installation requires accurate measurements. In this comprehensive guide, we will take you through the step-by-step process of measuring and installing panelling for your staircase, ensuring professional results that will enhance the beauty of your space.
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Step 1: Determine the placement of the dado rail
Start by measuring where you want the dado rail to be positioned, ideally in line with your bannister or approximately 1 metre from the ground. To ensure consistency, use a wood off cut or a long ruler as a guide along the staircase while drawing a reference line on the wall.
Step 2: Attach the dado rail
Using DecoFix, securely attach the dado rail to the wall. If the walls are not straight, consider using flexible dado rails that can adapt to uneven surfaces. It's recommended to have an extra pair of hands to ensure a straight and accurate fit.
Step 3: Plan the panel layout
Determine the number of panel boxes you want to incorporate in your design, ensuring they can be evenly distributed along the staircase. Decide on the desired spacing between each box to achieve a balanced and visually appealing look.
Step 4: Confirm angles and measurements
Using a site protractor, measure and confirm the correct angles for placing the panels on the wall. Double-check that the distances between the panels are consistent. Accuracy is crucial to ensure a seamless and professional appearance.
Step 5: Cut the mouldings to size
Using a saw and a mitre block, cut the wall mouldings to the appropriate dimensions. Our wall mouldings are easy to cut, similar to wood, and the mitre block will help you achieve precise angles for creating the panel boxes. Continuously verify your measurements to avoid errors.
Step 6: Install the wall mouldings
Attach the wall mouldings to the wall using DecoFix, referring to the markings you made as a guide. The lightweight nature of the mouldings ensures easy adhesion to the wall, providing a sturdy and polished finish.
Step 7: Optional - Adding colour and finishing touches
If desired, you can paint the newly added mouldings or give the entire staircase a fresh coat of paint. Our pre-primed wall mouldings and panels are ready for painting, and we offer a selection of Mylands paint options to suit your preferences.


With careful measurements and precise installation techniques, you can achieve stunning panelling for your staircase wall. By following this step-by-step guide, you'll be able to plan the placement of the dado rail, design a balanced panel layout, and seamlessly install the mouldings. Whether you choose to add a touch of colour or maintain a classic finish, your staircase will become a remarkable centrepiece that enhances the overall aesthetic of your home.

May 17, 2023 — LL Company Marketing

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