Howdy from Australia -- I'm pretty new at DIY so please be patient Just bought a house that needs some cosmetic makeover. The rooms have faux wooden paneling. Don't like the look so I want to rip them off the paint over them. Then I saw this post: http://www.houserepairtalk.com/showthread.php?t=368 And thought -- heck, maybe my wife is right after all and we can just paint over them. So we're going to do that with 2 of the rooms. With one room, however, the paneling has warped and popped out. In my impatience I have ripped a bit of it out. Looks like I'd have to remove it completely and redo that room. The paneling are fastened at the top and bottom with a wooden strip and then to the wall with glue and some screws. Any thoughts on what to do with this wall? Rip out and sand/patch then paint? Rip out and put drywall over it? Or just repair the paneling and paint over them? We have a tight deadline and budget so we need it fast and cheap! Any thoughts appreciated.