I have paneling in my living room. From floor to ceiling. Makeover?

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Feb 14, 2018
    Hi Judy, it looks like your question got cut off. Paneling can sure look just fine if its get painted a light color!

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 14, 2018
    We have a log cabin and too much wood is dark and dreary.
    We are quite pleased the previous homeowner placed paneling in two bedrooms and painted it a light color. I would suggest not to hesitare to paint paneling for a room brightening update.

    • Judy Judy on Feb 15, 2018
      do you have to sand it down or clean it with something special
      before painting

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 14, 2018
    You can white wash or paint it

  • Who28586475 Who28586475 on Feb 14, 2018
    Need more details

  • AuntQueenie AuntQueenie on Feb 14, 2018
    paint or do a white wash. You could also stencil over the paint as well

  • Polymorphous Polymorphous on Feb 14, 2018
    Paneling looks great if you alternate flat and satin paint of the same color. Its subtle, but adds depth to the room.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 15, 2018


    To be safe its always best to do the proper prep for optimal results and a common suggestion is to wash with tsp. Be sure to review and follow all the personal protection instuctions on the TSP label before use.
    Heres a link below for your review.

    Some folks fill the ridges, ours are left untouched.



  • TAMMY SPALSBURY TAMMY SPALSBURY on Feb 15, 2018
    Paint it

  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on Feb 18, 2018
    I just tore all mine out because I was looking to do a larger, lasting renovation, but I have done several other things in the past that worked really well. one way to get a great look is to fill in the grooves with spakle or drywall mud. It’s sort of tedious, but if your not in a hurry, it’s not too bad. After I filled in the groves I painted the walls. Another time I just slapped on drywall mud and used a dry wall applicator to finish the walls oflowers so the had the appearance of Venetian plaster. I then painted with several shades of paint so the walls had a nife variegated finish. The last method I’ve used was to fill in the grooves, paint and then drag a large paint comb from the top to bottom of the wall. The walls looked really cool like textured grass wall paper.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 20, 2018
    Paint it.