Asked on Oct 1, 2017

What is the best way to paint paneling?

EllisDl.5660408Hillela G.


It is in an older trailer home person doesn't want it removed just change the color, it's to dark.

7 answers
  • KattywhampusLOL
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Good Morning Roxann Schamberger, Here is a video showing you step by step how to paint the paneling in a mobile home, AND the man in the video even explains WHY you need to do each step and WHY he uses the type of products he uses. :) If you listen and follow his directions things will be fine:
    Thanks for asking HOMETALK for information, and have a beautiful Autumn.
  • Landsharkinnc
    on Oct 1, 2017

    preparation is the foundation of any successful paint job; wall must be totally clean, de-glossed with a non-rinse product - just as 'KrudCutter' Deglosser or similar product; paint like you would any other wall.
  • Wash it with TSP, let dry. Use a good primer like kilz, then paint!
  • Archie
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Sand it, prime it and paint it.
  • Hillela G.
    on Oct 1, 2017

    I would use chalk paint!
  • Dl.5660408
    on Oct 2, 2017

    If you degrease it and use a paint with primer in it sanding is minimal if at all. Just be sure to use a high quality paint. Personally I like Behr's latex enamel paint with primer, it covers well and is easy to clean, but any high quality paint would work.
  • Ellis
    on Oct 2, 2017

    I painted a large room that had been finished with ordinary plywood paneling, using a good latex paint, and it looked amazing when it was done. You would never know that it had been ugly cheap paneling.
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