What is Wainscoting?

As a painting and remodeling company, we’re often asked if we do this or that project. We got an interesting question the other day on Facebook, where someone asked us if we do wainscoting.

The answer is—yes! Absolutely! We love doing wainscoting projects because they really add a lot of character to a home.

So what is wainscoting, and why are people asking to have it in their homes?

Wainscoting is the wood paneling that lines the lower half of a wall. It segments the room and gives it a unique look.

Where Should You Add Wainscoting?

You can add wainscoting just about anywhere. It’s up to you! We see it most often in dining rooms, where the wainscoting lends an air of elegance to the room, especially if your paint is in a contrasting color. It makes that room really pop!

Besides dining rooms, we see a lot of people adding wainscoting to their offices, mudrooms, entryways, and even bedrooms. Wherever your imagination leads you! But imagination aside, if you’re not sure, we can also coach you and show you where we think wainscoting would look best in your home.

Why Our Customers Add Wainscoting

Why do people love wainscoting so much? Two reasons: First, it adds a lot of character to the room. And also, it’s easy to keep clean! If you have small children or pets, it’s easy to wipe down the surfaces to get them nice and clean again.

So it’s easy to clean, it looks great, and it adds a “wow” factor when you go to sell your home. F you’re adding wainscoting and also painting the room—you can really transform a bland dining room into a room that makes people’s jaws drop when they walk into your home!

If you’re thinking of making some changes to your home beyond paint, consider putting in some wainscoting. It can make a huge difference!

We’re always happy to come out and give you a free estimate. Give us a call and we’ll come out to your home and let you know what we recommend and how much we think your project will cost. 


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