Wood paneling renovations

Hi! We are hoping to buy a house with massive quantities of wood paneling. What is the easiest way to deal with this? Paint over it? Try to remove it?

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  • Charlene Gerz Charlene Gerz on Oct 20, 2017
    I would paint over it! Make sure to use a really good primer first.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Oct 20, 2017
    When we removed our wood paneling... there were dark zigzags of glue swirled all over the walls that did not cover with primer and paint.... we finally covered it with a product called Venetian Plaster.

  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Oct 20, 2017
    Paneling is just another layer of insulation. Keep it and paint over it.

  • Nan Nan on Oct 20, 2017
    Paint IT! Ship lack look!

  • Amanda Amanda on Oct 20, 2017
    Hi Stephanie. I would prime it and paint it. You can also remove some of it in a few rooms. You have to be prepared to fix drywall or even put up new drywall under some of it.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 20, 2017
    That depends how much work you want to get involved with at this time.you can white wash it or paint it for now. heres how to paint it. https://www.todayshomeowner.com/video/how-to-paint-paneling/

  • All a matter of personal preference and budget - and what is or is not behind the paneling. You can paint over paneling and is the cheapest method. If budget is a concern, that is what I would do to "lighten up" the rooms until you can budget for sheetrock in the rooms you want to change.

  • Millie Millie on Oct 20, 2017
    We just used joint tape, then applied a coat of the stuff they coat dry wall with that looks like plaster. It worked. We finished by painting the wall. Looked like a new plaster wall. Just be sure you tack the paneling to make sure it won't give under pressure first.