What to do with 1970’s wall paneling in bedrooms

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  • Pat Russell Pat Russell on Jun 26, 2018
    Hi! I would paint it just like it was a regular wall. Just because it looks paneling, doesn't mean it can't look like a regular wall!

  • GoddessOdd GoddessOdd on Jun 26, 2018
    If the paneling is in good shape, you can paint it, just make sure to use a very good primer, and if it's shiny, you might want to scuff the surface first. If you don't like the look of painted paneling, you can use anaglypta wall paper, and just paint over it.

  • William William on Jun 26, 2018
    Painting is the easiest and cheapest.

    Make sure they are clean and dry. Remove the doors and hardware. Mark the doors and cabinets with tape where they go. Lightly sand the doors and cabinets to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint with 120- to 220-grit sandpaper. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123, KILZ,or BIN and have it tinted to the color of the top coat. This will prevent dark or stained surfaces from showing through the top coat. Acrylic, or water-base, paints are low-fume and clean up easily with water. Alkyd, or oil-base, paints require good ventilation because the paint contains solvents that can irritate your lungs and make you feel sick. Alkyd options require mineral spirits for cleanup, but they provide a hard, durable paint finish. Whichever you use, buy the best-quality paint you can afford for a lasting kitchen cabinet finish. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.

  • Bhi33153868 Bhi33153868 on Jun 26, 2018
    Use drywall compound to smear smoothly on the surface and fill the groves.