Painting over panelling?

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  1. Nov 13, 2006 #1

    akradar

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    Okay, Alaskan winters are dark, long and cold.(30 below this A.M):eek: ...... She says, living/dining rooms are like a cave and wants lighter walls. Barring tearing out and re-doing, can panelling be painted? If so, how?
     
  2. Nov 13, 2006 #2

    Daryl in Nanoose

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    You bet, Paneling can be painted, here is what I do:
    1st- wash with tsp and well rince.
    2nd- sand with 150 grit to rough up all the surfaces and vacume up the walls and then go over them with tack cloth.
    3rd- Prime with a good quality primer ( I use oil based for best results,You can use Kilz primer for this).
    4th- Sand again to smoothen surphace and clean well
    5th- At least 2 coats good quality interior paint ( I use Ben Moore paints).
     
  3. Nov 14, 2006 #3

    akradar

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    Thanks much, I have a winter project:) :(
     
  4. Jan 22, 2007 #4

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    I had a wall of painted paneling in my living room. It had been done by the previous owner. If you want a quick fix then painting is the way to go. I went ahead and just drywalled on top of the paneling. Everything looks good, and you cant tell a difference between it and the other walls.
    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2007 #5

    Rustedbird

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    Paneling can be a fire hazard. Drywalling over it was probably good....if paneling was all that was there. Could get a little thick with two layers of drywall.
     

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