How to Create a Shiplap Feature Wall in Just a Weekend

Metrie Complete® Pre-Painted Shiplap is the perfect product to help you transform a room in just one weekend. The shiplap boards are already primed and painted a Polar-White color, perfect for any decor scheme. There's no paint prep, or paint to clean up—just install and you're done!

How to Create a Shiplap Feature Wall

We teamed up with Roxanne West, of Bonjour Bliss, to create a beautiful feature wall. Check out her DIY process below.

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Metrie Complete® Pre-Painted Shiplap is 5.21 inches wide, and comes in 8 foot and 12 foot pieces*.

*Product Availability:
Canada: 8 foot pieces
US: 8 foot and 12 foot pieces

After you choose the location for your feature wall, measure the length and width of the wall and input your measurements below. We’ll tell you exactly how much product you’ll need to buy to get the look.


Metrie is not responsible or liable for the accuracy of this calculator. Any user of this calculator takes full responsibility for independently verifying the accuracy of calculator results.

Purchasing Tip: Divide the total linear feet above by 8 or 12 depending on your desired shiplap length to get the total number of shiplap pieces needed to complete your project.

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Weʼve got the full list of everything youʼll need to create your Shiplap feature wall. Download the list and head to your local Metrie dealer to get everything you need.

Frequently Asked Questions about Metrie Complete® Shiplap

No. Metrie Complete is a pre-painted solution and the wax stick, caulking, and putty are color matched to the product. Simply apply the product within its application and apply the finishing kit solutions where needed.
No painting is required on the Metrie Complete Shiplap product. It is a pre-finished solution that is ready to be installed.
Use the wax stick to cover nail holes on the product. Ensure the wax stick is clean and at room temperature for best application. Rub the wax stick on the product at an angle, remove any excess with the leveling card, and use the buffing pad to smooth out the area. One pass is enough.
Use the caulking where products meet the drywall (not the floor or carpet) to create a seamless look. Using a utility knife, use the guidelines on the tip of the caulking tube to cut the tube open. Insert the tube into a Caulking gun (not provided). We recommend practicing on a piece of cardboard if you have never used a caulking gun before.
Yes. Although Metrie Complete is pre-painted, should you choose to change the color, you can! You will need to prepare the surface before painting by using a fine 120 grit sand paper followed by regular painting procedures.
One of the best qualities of Metrie Complete is that it is pre-painted with a durable, high-quality finish; making it super easy to wipe clean with a non-abrasive cleaning agent and clean cloth.

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