How do I paint over stained paneling?


I recently took up the carpet on our steps to the finished basement but now I see that the old paneling looks so faded and old next to the pretty steps. Wondering the best way to paint this paneling. It's 59-60 yrs old, made of fir and was stained. Best thing to clean it with ? Best type of paint. Should I paint it the same color as the trim? In the process of painting all the window trim and baseboards a antique white.

q how do i paint over stained for paneling

Steps are finished oak.

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