Step 6: Prime and Paint

Prime and paint the wall to achieve the desired shade. The Malineks put two coats on the MDF pieces and three coats on the formerly army-green drywall to get a creamy white.

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    Tools List

    • miterbox with saw
      Handsaw or miter saw
    • brad nailer
      Brad nailer

    Shopping List

    1. ½-by-4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) trim

    2. Panel adhesive

    3. Brad nails

    4. Joint compound

    5. Sandpaper

    6. Paintable caulk

    7. White paint