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Old 03-30-2012, 08:50 AM  
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I just bought a 85 year old house in PA that is in need of some serious updating. We bought the location and mechanicals, and need to do some serious DIY before moving in in June.

There is a lot of wood paneling throughout the house, especially the bathrooms. Some of it is the wider plank stuff that I would prefer to just take down, but I don't know the condition of the wall/plaster behind it. Is this something that is worth tackling immediately or should we just paint over it.

The paneling in the bathrooms really bug me, as I would like to put tiling in on the floors and repaint the the cast iron tub. The tub looks to be in good condition - would it be possible to just repaint the brown a new color, or does it have to be sanded down first?

I'm attaching a few pictures. Would love to get input on how to best proceed. Also if any of you have a sense for what it would cost to have pros do a lot of the work, I would love to hear estimates...



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Old 03-30-2012, 11:55 AM  
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We have real wood paneling and not the shiny style. We just primed it and brushed painted it. Worked out great and I love it. Painted paneling gives a bit of style to a room compared to just painted drywall.



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Old 04-17-2012, 02:10 PM  
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It should be scuff sanded, primed and top coated. Another alternative is to hang rock over it.

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Old 04-18-2012, 02:12 AM  
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It should be scuff sanded, primed and top coated. Another alternative is to hang rock over it.
I'm totally agree with you man.You'r 100% good here that should be scuff sanded, primed and top coated.My interior home work is now taking new shape.Colors give a unique and attractive look to our rooms.I will be next time post its photo here.This will be really helpful to take nice ideas to make your rooms more beautiful.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:47 AM  
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I have painted wood paneling that separates at the seams whenever the weather changes. I'm getting ready to sell my house and the paneling is separated due to the warm weather. What can I do to cover the gaps or fix them so they look better?

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I'd like to know what is under that '70's paneling?

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:30 PM  
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I'm thinking just slap a disco ball in there and call it good.

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Yep, rip it out, put in some nice sheetrock, a tad of texture, crown and base boards, and it would look like new!



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