Two questions about paneling?

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    Can someone put knockdown texture over this paneling without smoothing the seams with joint compound first?

    Also, what should I patch this hole with? I'm going to texture over it anyway. So just plywood of equal thickness?

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    Generally, yes. The seams will eventually reappear as cracks.
     
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    Yes what? Your two sentences contradicted each other.
     
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    Yes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
     
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    How long will it take the seams to reappear?

    Days? Months? Years?

    And what would it take to fix them?
     
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    Remove the paneling, the adhesive, patch the walls and then texture.

    Or, install a wainscot and moulding.
     
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    Apply any texture on a wall or ceiling will make it harder to paint, and near impossable to clean.
    Trying to apply it over a smooth non porous surface is just a bad idea.
    The paneling will expand and contract with temp. and humidity changes causing cracks and bonding failures.
     
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    Isn't wainscot just a panel on the bottom half of the wall?

    "Patch the walls" means what exactly? Only definition I know of patch is like a drywall patch.
     
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    Wainscot is an architectural element and would hide the patch.

    Removing panel adhesive often results in extensive repairs to plaster and drywall.

    Something you learn from years of experience.
     
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    This assumes that the paneling is applied over drywall or plaster.
     
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    Are you talking about typical thin plywood paneling? How pronounced is the texture?

    I would probably do a drywall patch on the hole, and if you wanted to smooth out the wall use wallpaper underliner. I wouldn't install paneling. If you want to do paneling, painting the area behind the seams a dark color to match the seam color would make any gaps that appear seasonally less noticeable. Also, if I did paneling I would not use construction adhesive to attach it. The small panel nails will do the job and when you tire of the paneling won't leave a big mess to clean up and repair.
     
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