Asked on Apr 30, 2017

How do I make over paneling to look beautiful and not so dark?

JwandssKatherine AnneRic11852581


Mobile make over
7 answers
  • Lynda Dexter
    Lynda Dexter
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I do not have pics but I used a white wash on mine and it was beautiful
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 30, 2017

    You could white wash it.
  • J. L. Hart
    J. L. Hart
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I painted mine and it looks great
  • Ric11852581
    on Apr 30, 2017

    A couple of ways I have used is a light blue toplease and white the bottom 36" and a piece of chair rail trim or border where the two colors meet.
    The other way is to spackel the grooves to give a smooth surface then paint or paper. My favorite is to knock down then paint ( the texture covers a multitude of sins). Knock down can be done by hand or blown on and it reduces sanding.
    When you paint paneling you may need to lightly sand it to cut the gloss.
  • Katherine Anne
    Katherine Anne
    on May 1, 2017

    Painting will transform it beyond your imagination. If you let us know what the decor style, theme and/or colors you want, we might be able to suggest a paint color or a finish that will be helpful to you.
  • Jwandss
    on Jun 20, 2017

    I just painted over the paneling and it looks very good didn't have to sand it either.

    • Darlene Welch
      Darlene Welch
      on Jun 22, 2017

      what do you mean you just painted over it? Did you use a primer paint?
      wasn't there a shine to your paneling?
  • Jwandss
    on Jun 22, 2017

    No I didn't use a primer yes the paneling did have a shine.
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