Asked on Jun 20, 2013

Painting Paneling

Rose M.Kimberly Barney


I want to paint over my paneling. Does anyone have ideas on how to go about doing this? Such as what type of paint and what I would need to do for prep?
Thanks, Lori
2 answers
  • Kimberly Barney
    on Jun 20, 2013

    First, you must ask yourself if you want to maintain the lines that give it the appearance of being paneling or not. If not, you will need to fill the lines with drywall mud. Either way, you will need to sand down the paneling, clean the paneling to remove dust particles, apply a base coat and paint.

  • Rose M.
    on May 1, 2016

    We did this a long time ago and I strongly recommend using a primer. These days you can have the primer tinted to help with your finish color. There are some paints now that incorporate primer, but it depends on what contrasts you are working with. Is your paneling dark or light colored? I liked the outcome, but it was not a fun project!

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