Vertical shiplap is a great way to add character and charm to your kitchen. Today, I’m going to show you how to install vertical shiplap in your kitchen and tips for making it secure and long lasting.

Can You Put Shiplap in a Kitchen?

If you use the proper prep and paint for your shiplap backsplash, you should be fine installing it as your kitchen backsplash.


Picking out Vertical Shiplap for your Kitchen Backsplash

- We went with an eased-edge shiplap, as opposed to the typical quarter-gap shiplap because I was going for a European, cottage feel and this type of shiplap fit that design better. Most shiplap options will be fine when used as a backsplash as long as you prep and paint them appropriately..

-Pine shiplap -Metrie -Quarter Gap Shiplap -MDF Board

Shiplap Options

Preparing the shiplap boards for installation

Pine has a tendency to be rough, show knots, and require some elbow grease on the front end of the job. If you go with a different option, you won’t need to worry so much with the amount of preparation.

Tools for installing shiplap backsplash


-Jig Saw -Nail Gun -Circular Saw -Orbital Sander

Supplies for Shiplap Backsplash

-Shiplap Boards -Paint and Primer -Paint Roller and Brush -Caulking -Nails for Nail Gun -Sandpaper for Orbital Sander