Can't afford to replace paneling,ideas on up dates

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  • RBE RBE on Nov 28, 2017
    Paneling can be painted : )
    Now all you have to do is choose colors and possibly a trim color too.
    Good Luck!!

  • Eddie Peterson Eddie Peterson on Nov 28, 2017
    I had 1970's panelling in a rec room, wainscot height. I was resigned to just painting it, but on impulse I decided to try to remove one. I had assumed they had been glued on, but no! Only tiny finishing nails had been used. With care, I managed to remove it all with only the tiniest bit of damage to the gyprock behind it. I spent 20 minutes doing a bit of repair with plaster. The next day a quick sand and then I painted the walls. No hint that there had ever been panelling there at all. Maybe you will get lucky like me!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 28, 2017
    white wash the paneling
  • Bijous Bijous on Nov 28, 2017
    Eddie, lucky you. Nine times out of ten the paneling was used instead of dry wall.
    Garland, you can also wall paper paneling.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 28, 2017
    Paint it! We did! First apply aroma free Kilz primer, then paint it how ever you like. We sponge painted ours and used a border at the top along the ceiling. It was bright, inexpensive and beautiful
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Nov 28, 2017
    Paneling is easy to paint, just wash down, prime and paint. You can also putty the seams if you want a flat surface, although that is much more labor intensive
  • Ardis Olson Ardis Olson on Nov 28, 2017
    If it’s not the really smooth ,shiny paneling you can paint it. We painted dark paneling in our basement a cream color and it looked really nice and stood up to our 3 kids and all there ruffneck friend for years.
  • Barb Barb on Nov 28, 2017
    Paint them with built in primer, I did this in one of my picture projects and paint the trim white and what a transformation with just paint📌🎄
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Nov 28, 2017
    My MIL caulked the seems so everything was flat, then put textured wallpaper on top and painted that. She had a friend do this in her paneled kitchen and it looks like a totally different kitchen. Also she had him paint her panel in the den a very warm light green and it is beautiful. A coat of paint can make all the difference.
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