Asked on Jul 13, 2018

What do I do with birch paneled walls that cannot be painted

Kathleen BasiewiczJcraw


house is 40+ y/o and walls have 2 coats of gym seal to add shine.....floors are laminate in a complimentary has lots of light due to an "Anderson window wall" that was popular at building time

2 answers
  • Jcraw
    on Jul 13, 2018

    Sounds fabulous. I vote for a couple of pieces of large dramatic artwork.
    There are any number of sites on line offering posters and prints of any scale, depending on the size of your walls and what suits your decor, and what makes you smile.
  • Kathleen Basiewicz
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Gym seal is only a varnish. Why can't you sand the walls and use filler in the panelings seams, then paint the walls. I have paneling throughout my house 40+ yr old too. I cleaned miy walls, and use Dap plastic wood filler that is pink, and turns white after it has dried. Then I took a damp rag to get rid of the excess filler. Doing that makes a whole lot less dust than using sand paper. Then primed the walls and painted it.

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