Install beadboard wainscoting
A carpenter will charge $3,255 to install 130 square feet of beadboard wainscoting capped with a chair rail molding in a 10-by-12-foot room. If you have carpentry skills and tools, you can buy the material for $1,200 and do it yourself and save 63 percent. The beadboard can be fastened to the wall with construction adhesive, or on furring strips nailed to the wall. To finish the wainscot, plan to sand it lightly before priming and apply two coats of paint.
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Pro Cost Diy Cost Pro time Diy Time Diy Savings Percent Saved
Pro Cost -- DIY Cost -- Pro time -- DIY Time -- DIY Savings -- Percent Saved
$3,255 -- $1,200 -- 26.3 -- 35.0 -- $2,055 -- 63 Percent