• Hometalker
  • Chanute, KS
Asked on Oct 9, 2017

Can you paint over the old finished wall wood that they used in the 80

MaryKatie NadeaWilliam


4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 9, 2017

    are you referring to paneling?
  • William
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Yes you can. Make sure they are clean and dry. Lightly sand to remove any gloss and roughen for paint. Prime with a good stain blocking primer then paint.
  • Katie Nadea
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Yes, I used a Sherwin Williams indoor trim paint on my wood paneling. Went from brown to very light gray against my brick tile.
  • Mary
    on Oct 12, 2017

    I have painted wall wood in White and in a Beige colors. I used Latex paint (water soluble for easier clean up) I did not use a primer, but wish I had when I painted a White color over a very dark wood. (it took 3 coats of paint... learned my lesson LOL) If your painting over a dark wood, definitely paint your first coat with a primer. If the wood your painting is shiny, then sand it down just a bit and make sure to wipe off after sanding, or your paint will look gritty.

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