Mask a staircase wall finished with random pieces of paneling.

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We tried to cover it with paintable wallpaper but the seams protruded....even with double coverage of paper and paint.
q mask a staircase wall finished with random pieces of paneling
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  • Big lulu Big lulu on Oct 18, 2017
    Get rid of the botched wallpaper.

    Can you show a picture of the paneling?
  • Ken Ken on Oct 18, 2017
    That would have been my solution, put the heavy wallpaper on that's made to hide and protect cracked plaster. Looks like the paneling is just moving too much with seasonal changes in temperature and humidity along with the house flexing from wind and those other things. You could try redoing the paper with a different adhesive but if this was mine I think it's time to replace that paneling with drywall.
  • William William on Oct 18, 2017
    Wallpaper would not adhere to the paneling directly. You would need to prime the paneling. You would be better off just to paint the paneling since it needs to be primed anyway.
  • Rhonda Sue Hall Rhonda Sue Hall on Oct 19, 2017
    Paneling is better off primed and painted or replaced all together. The wallpaper issue will continue to do just like it did. I have seen some DIYS with contact paper and some with self stick tiles.......thoughts
  • Buddy Daniels Buddy Daniels on Oct 19, 2017
    The best way I've found is to cover the seams with plastering compound then sand the compound smooth then repaint
  • Laura Orr Laura Orr on Oct 19, 2017
    We painted our paneling a bright green and then sponged white over the top and it was beautiful in our living room.
  • Janet Janet on Oct 19, 2017
    t doesn't look like you used wallboard tape and spackle to cover the crack in the first place. If you did not, you need to remove the covering, tape, spackle, and sand it smooth then recover with your paper.
  • Joan Joan on Dec 29, 2017
    Just remove the paneling. If you leave it, it will only get worse, look tacky, or break your bank. Only perfect paneling can survive a makeover.
  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 30, 2017
    I think I would put 1/4" drywall over the whole thing and have a fresh wall.
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