Should I take down my old dark panel wood walls and sheet rock or pain

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  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Oct 03, 2017
    why not paint the paneling?
    • Deb30393045 Deb30393045 on Oct 03, 2017
      Worried it won't look good! My den is so dark and I really want to brighten up my living area!!!
  • Peg Peg on Oct 03, 2017
    It is your personal choice.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 03, 2017
    that is a choice only you can make
  • Laf28032259 Laf28032259 on Oct 03, 2017
    I would try painting the paneling. Try just one section. There might be a lot of prep work tho. A lot of sanding and maybe two coats of primer. If u hang Sheetrock u will still have to prime, tape and paint it. Either way there is prep work. I would try painting the panelling with KILz primer. It's the best and the coverage is awesome then pick your color

  • JudyH JudyH on Oct 03, 2017
    If the paneling is made from actual wood planks it would be lovely using a pickling technique to lighten it if you do not have very formal style furnishings. If the paneling is the type that comes in 4x8 sheets, I would suggest removing it and having sheetrock installed then paint it your color of choice. We bought a house years ago with the 4x8 sheet paneling that the previous owner had painted over and it was really unattractive.
  • Deb30393045 Deb30393045 on Oct 03, 2017
    Thank you!! Best idea yet!! I know either way is a lot of work but my den ( my main area I use is so dark) !! I lost my mom a year ago and the darkness adds to it!! Want to brighten my den and life!! Thank you
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