How can I hang sheet rock on top of wood panels?

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I want to hang sheet rock on top of wood panels. Any ideas

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  • HI Deana,


    Have you considered filling the seams or painting the paneling?

  • Hi Deana,

    I actually have the same issue in my basement and we are thinking about how we want to go about remodeling it. You could put dry wall over the paneling but keep in mind you will have to redo any door frame or window frame trim and the baseboards. We may just repaint our wood paneling to a brighter lighter color. However we don't plan to stay in this house for a long time either.

  • William William on Oct 30, 2019

    Tiffany is correct. Just paint it.


    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.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Oct 31, 2019

    It’s best to remove the paneling.

  • If the panels aren’t adhered properly, anything you attach over will fail. Your best bet is to remove the panels.