What is the best option for a make over for 70s wood paneling?

  7 answers
  • Peg Peg on Jul 30, 2017
    Painting the wall.

  • Shirley Heikkinen Shirley Heikkinen on Jul 30, 2017
    You can paint it, wall paper over it, or do a faux paint treatment on it. It all depends on your personal taste and how much work you want to do as well as your budget. You can even remove the paneling, but that often ends up being a lot of hard work, and more expensive to put up drywall then finish and paint.

  • Rhonda Rhonda on Jul 30, 2017
    I've seen where people fill the indents with rope (glued on) and then paint it all. It ends up looking more like bead board.
    Here's an example where a couple just painted it white:

  • Kim Kim on Jul 30, 2017
    You could put up wall liner and paint it. Wall Liner is the perfect solution for old paneling.
    : )

  • Eleanor S. Young Eleanor S. Young on Jul 30, 2017
    Paint or use vynal wallpaper or cover with wallboard.

  • Tom Eagle Tom Eagle on Jul 30, 2017
    You could carefully remove the paneling and turn it backwards and then paint the smooth surface

  • Bec7991755 Bec7991755 on Jul 30, 2017
    Paint! My aunt did it and took dark paneling into today. She painted white so it took a good few coats. That's been a couple years ago so I think paint technology has improved greatly since you may not need as many. Depending current finish on paneling you might need to sand lightly Before.