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What is the best way to paint over dark paneling

Any tips for painting over dark wall paneling?
also looking for suggestions to cover holes


  • Ken
    Ken Coatesville, PA
    on Feb 13, 2018

    Prime first. Cover or fill holes? It's really really important that you tell us how big those holes are.

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    on Feb 13, 2018

    Clean,prime,and paint

  • Tina Gulley
    Tina Gulley
    on Feb 13, 2018

    You could skim the walls 2 times with drywall mud and sand or cap with thin drywall.

  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82 United Kingdom
    on Feb 13, 2018

    Easy Surface Prep. (ESP) then undercoat and topcoat...............Roller

  • Fiddledd224
    Fiddledd224 Sewell, NJ
    on Feb 13, 2018

    If you want a solid wall, you will need to spackle first. After that, sand the paneling down with a fine grit sandpaper, then use a good primer and then paint..

  • Amanda
    Amanda Hubertus, WI
    on Feb 13, 2018

    Hi Michael. You can use a wood filler to cover the holes. Get a putty knife and fill the holes. Then wipe down and make sure the paneling is clean. I used a oil base primer first. It covered better for me than a latex base. Let that dry and then paint on your color. Good Luck!

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