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How do you say it?
Wayne's coating? Wayne's cotting? Wayne's kitting? Merriam-Webster prefers the first pronunciation, but all are acceptable. It's also fine to call it wainscot; the terms are interchangeable.

Is it right for you?
Available in a variety of patterns and panel options to suit almost any decor, it's often used to stylishly safeguard walls that tend to take a beating, such as those in kitchens, foyers, and baths.

What's it made of?
Traditionally, solid wood, but these days wainscoting is also milled from plywood, plastic, and medium-density fiberboard (MDF).

What's it cost?
Starts at $1 per square foot for beadboard wainscoting that you assemble yourself and goes up to $31 per square foot for custom-crafted hardwood panels.

How much care?
Top it with semigloss paint or clear polyurethane finish and you can wipe stray marks with a sponge and soapy water.
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