How to Replace RV Wall Paneling?
When you think about traveling one of the biggest issues that we have is where are we going to stay, hotels are expansive, and if it’s a long journey you never know if you are going to be able to arrive there in time or to stop and sleep whenever you wish.
There are many advantages to having an RV but there are some issues that happen in such a vehicle. One of them is the need that from time to time. But what do you need to do and how to re-paneling a van?
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About what material you should use depends on what materials do you want to use. I suggest using 1/8 birch veneer plywood when you are paneling your RV walls. It gives a look of vintage because it used to be one of the favorite materials back then, and it will give a cool look to your RV.
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If you have a vintage RV than I’s even more indicated to use this type of paneling. If you are going to paint it then it’s even easier because you can use any type of material, but it should be 118. The only problem with Birch Veneer Plywood is the fact that it’s pretty hard to find a place to buy this, you can find it at Home Depot but you must go there and put a special request.
But if you paint again you can use whatever materials you wish. The most important thing when you work with the material is that you must be very but very sure with your measurements. You must be certain so measure at least twice before you start and cut the materials that you have, so when you order it might be a good idea to buy more than you need because otherwise, your materials might not be enough. The leftovers can be used for other things like cabinets for your RV.
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To be able to cut the panels you could use a Steel saw blade for Vinyl/Paneling and a circular saw. It will do your job much easier. You cut to make a line with a pen to make it easier to remember where to cut them. Also, make sure that you are careful not splinter the wood, you could tape the front and back for that and making sure that the surface of the place where you are cutting is a stable one. To attach the panels you can use a brad nailer if you want to attach the wood.
The reason why you should that is that there are people that say that if you use brads you might have problems later because they don’t have a head. And because this is going to be your traveling vehicle than you must make sure that your panels are going to be as resilient as possible. As I said there are many ways that you can do this but just make sure that the materials that you have
enough materials to spare.
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