How or what can I do to change the 1970's paneling in my living room?

Can I paint it? Just not sure what I can do to it..any ideas would be appreciated...thank you

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jun 04, 2019

    Hi Al! Yep, painting is always an option, I would definitely prime it first though and clean it real well before starting. I would also probably just lightly hand sand it before painting as well, then you can be certain your paint will last a long time.

  • William William on Jun 04, 2019

    Make sure the paneling is clean and dry. Prime with a good stain blocking primer like Kilz. Then paint like painting regular walls. Acrylic 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.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 04, 2019

    Proper prep can yield a successful job. After walls are clean —prime and paint.

    We have a log cabin and too much wood is dark and dreary.

    We are quite pleased the previous homeowner placed paneling over natural cedar logs in two bedrooms and painted it a light color. I would suggest not to hesitare to your paint paneling for a room brightening update. Our paneling grooves are not filled and I feel its a huge improvement.

    I think you’ll be really pleased with your results. Best wishes in your painting adventure!

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    I hope this helps!