How do I renovate tricky wall paneling?
I recently purchased a home with some interesting textured wall paneling throughout the entire place. I believe the panels are MDF and do not have anything behind them except for insulation and beams.
I am debating if I should rip them out and replace with drywall - or attempt to smooth, mud/skim coat, and paint over them. The panels are uneven in some places so I am worried painting won't be enough to hide the imperfections & grooves, but drywalling the entire house will be quite expensive due to all of the doors and trim work required.
Any tips or advice out there? Photo attached :)