I am contracted to refinish what I believe to be knotty pine paneled walls....and I may have bitten off even more than I can chew! This project is a complete mess. So ok I thought I could sand them and get them just a hair lighter which is my clients biggest complaint. Naturally I treated them and cleaned the walls down first, then tried a furniture oil to see if it brightened it up some in that room...no go. so I sanded. Big mistake. Now I have five panels that look ok and one that is bare bones white! but....its been three days of harder work than I charged for. So now what? Are there any other creative alternatives to covering wood paneling other than painting them which is absolutely out of the question for me and my very patient client. Somebody get creative...cause I can't think!