Hi Marta, this is Peggy. Here are some instructions on how to paint dark paneling. Good luck. How To: Paint Wood Wall Paneling - Bob Vila
If your wood-paneled walls seem dark and dated, paint can brighten them up. Achieve a professional look following this guide on how to paint wood paneling.
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Make sure the paneling is clean and dry. Prime with a good stain blocking primer like Kilz. Then paint like painting regular walls. Acrilyc latex paint will work. If the paneling has grooves you can fill them with non shrink drywall patching compound. Just put on enough to fill the grooves. Let it dry overnight. Next day use a damp sponge to smooth the patch. Then prime and paint.
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Use a bonding primer like this one, then caulk cracks and paint 2 coats latex paint.
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