What's the best way to update old dark wood paneling short of removing

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 26, 2018
    clean,prime,and paint or white wash

  • Mad29883817 Mad29883817 on Jun 26, 2018
    paint it buy paint that has primer in it already

  • Pamela Pamela on Jun 26, 2018
    Paint ! We painted ours with out sanding or scuffing it. Ours wasn't dark , just UGLY 70's cream with green wood tones . We painted ours a pale gray, as a bonus , we painted the trim around it , and because it was a different texture it looked like we trimmed it in a slightly darker version of the same color !!! Worked great !!!! Only warning...if there was someone who smoked in that room i would buy a product called krud kutter, available at home depot for about $6 , to clean off any nicotine. Just spray on & wipe off with paper towels. Nicotine will definitely mess up a paint job. Also might want to use a primer, if the wood is really dark, that way you will only need one coat of paint , otherwise you might need between 2-4 coats ??? Good luck !!!