How to update (on budget) old wood panel in bedroom

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  • Kath Gaudenzi Kath Gaudenzi on Jan 15, 2018
    Paint it? get a good stain blocking primer.
    • Kim32430987 Kim32430987 on Jan 16, 2018
      hi Kath appreciate your time and suggestion thinking that's probably the best to do
      means a lot to me that you took the time many thanks
  • San30553910 San30553910 on Jan 15, 2018
    paint it
    • Kim32430987 Kim32430987 on Jan 16, 2018
      cheers Sandra and thank you very much for taking the time for suggestion. Thinking that's the best option

      thank you once again
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 15, 2018
    Painting wood paneling isn't hard if you take the time. I painted dark paneling a nice light cream color. First I cleaned it really well and then I filled the ridges and nail holes with spackle, sanding it smooth. I lightly sanded the entire area to rough it up slightly. Then I used Kilz primer to seal it. After that, it was a simple matter of painting it the color I wanted. You can also gett the primer tinted. Light and bright and looked totally different. An alternative is lining paper, which is applied like wall paper and can be painted or wall papered over.
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    • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 16, 2018
      It's absolutely not silly and also not hard to do. I just painted wood floors that couldn't be redone with sanding, plus a sub floor that I didn't have the money to put new flooring on after ripping up the old carpet. I think any floor can be painted, as long as you use a good paint and seal if you're going to keep it for awhile. I used floor paint for my projects. I wanted to go bold with color, but, chickened out. I did go for a slate gray that I love. Here's a project someone else did with instructions follow her blog, so it's worth the time to go there, too:

      I'm sorry about your mom.
    • Kim32430987 Kim32430987 on Jan 16, 2018
      Hey Janet now why didn't I think of looking on that site. Thank you so very much for the link. Very detailed feeling a little embarrassed I didn't look there. I guess I was thinking update no paint or perhaps suggestions other then paint. As it turns out painting it is the way to go especially on a budget
      sure appreciate you taking the time. It's nice to be able to reach out and kind creative people take time out of their busy day to help out with suggestions please know I appreciate very much
      much thanks again
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jan 15, 2018
    We painted our old wood panel. First use caulking to fill any cracks, then apply aroma free Kilz primer paint. Then paint however you like! Kilz is wonderful primer!