Stikwood – peel and stick wood planking

When I painted my kitchen white I left one wall unpainted, on purpose of course. I’m slowly transitioning my kitchen from a traditional look to a rustic industrial space. I’m doing this by making mostly cosmetic changes as well as removing some cabinets to open the space up. The unpainted wall is the frosting on my cupcake. 
One of the elements of rustic industrial design that I love is the use of wood planks. With the help of Stikwood this is an easy look to achieve in any space. Stikwood is a peel and stick wood planking option. Instead of the hours cutting up planks of wood and nailing them to the wall you can achieve the same look with a level, measuring tape and an exacto blade. It is a gorgeous and easy way to accent a wall, a door, some furniture, a kitchen island, or anywhere else you can imagine it. 

Each plank is 3/16 inch thick and 5 inches wide. The lengths vary from 1 to 4 feet. Stikwood comes in a variety of colors that could fit any style from modern to rustic. It can go almost anywhere except outdoor spaces or high moisture areas such as a bathrooms. 
I ended up choosing Reclaimed Weathered wood in white. It adds the rustic to my all white kitchen, and then some! My entire wall took me about forty minutes to put up, no hammers or nails needed! It was such a huge transformation in such a small amount of time. This is the perfect project for even a beginniner DIYer. I started with a clean, dry and dust free wall…
Beginning at the top of the wall I just peeled off the backing and stuck the plank on the wall. If your wall is not level it is a good idea to create a reference line to keep everything straight. Since the planks come in a variety of sizes I was able to place quite a few down without having to cut. I made sure of course that my pattern was staggered.

When it came time to cut a plank I simply lined it up underneath the slot it would go in and marked off where to cut. No measuring!

Using my triangle, cutting mat and exacto blade I was able to cut each piece. The instructions tell you to use a miter saw but with a couple passes of the exacto blade I was able to get a clean cut. 

Then more cutting, peeling and sticking until all the gaps were gone. I made sure to lay out the planks and mix up the colors a bit. There was quite a variety of color on each so I didn’t want similar boards next to each other.

When all the peeling and sticking was done I went over the entire wall with the rubber roller which is included. I carefully went over the edges and ends of the planks. Just an FYI – this little job is so easy a 5 year old can do it. True story.

This is such a high impact change in such a small amount of time. It has added quite the “wow” factor to my kitchen. It can also be a great way to hide blemishes in your wall or even those lovely stucco walls that take the cozy factor out of any room!

wood planked wall



wood planked wall
wood planked wall
wood planked wall

Thank you to Stikwood for sponsoring this post. Follow the link for more ideas on how it can be used in your home or even commercial space.


    • admin says

      I think it would work on textured walls but my only concern was that the adhesive wouldn’t have enough places to grip. You might want to contact StikWood directly about that one!

  1. Emily says

    It looks great! How has it held up over time? Any planks peeling or coming off the wall? I love these, but would really like a long-term review. :)

    • admin says

      It has been up for almost two years now. No damage, not peeling. Looks as great as the day I put it up!

  2. Kris says

    How is it removed? Does it take the drywall off too when you remove it, leaving me to have to redrywall that wall?

  3. Hannah says

    Do you happen to know how easy these are to remove? (For us renters who dig the look but can’t commit this long term)

  4. Anne-Louise Rodrigues says

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am in the process of leaving my current position as PA for a big Pharmaceutical Company. I am VERY INTERESTED to look at the possibility of becoming an Full time AGENT for your “peel &stick”products for NAMIBIA.
    Would you PLEASE contact me as soon as possible?
    Kindest Regards
    A. L Rodrigues
    WINDHOEK, Namibia

  5. Kathy macica says

    It would be just as easy to paint this feature with whatever background color wood your looking for and a glaze to wipe across in a wood grain manner, and less expensive.

  6. Carol says

    You may not know this answer but I am worried about removal…..someday down the road. Do you know if it will be easy to remove or will it damage the sheetrock? Considering doing this at a lake house in the bedroom but wonder about wall repair if I change it after a few years.

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