Can you paint over dark paneling?

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  • Deborah Coyner Petch Deborah Coyner Petch on Jun 21, 2017
    Absolutely! But prime it first so that's you will get good coverage.

  • William William on Jun 21, 2017
    You sure can! Make sure the paneling is clean. Prime with a good stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123 or BIN then paint with your color. If the paneling has grooves you can fill them with drywall patching compound. Let it dry overnight. Next day go over the patch with a damp sponge to smooth it out. Prime and paint.

    • Cro22360997 Cro22360997 on Jun 22, 2017
      Thank you so much for taking the time to answer. Plan on doing this within the next couple of weeks. Thanks again.

  • Lonny Reever Lonny Reever on Jun 21, 2017
    If you don't want the grooves to show ,there is a covering you can get to cover them. Look at any store that sells wallpaper. This goes on like wallpaper and makes the surface flat and smooth. you just paint over it . It is usually white ,so it will help with the dark paneling.

  • Darlene Darlene on Jun 21, 2017
    Yes, prime first. May have to sand it to rough up surface a little if it is a smooth surface. Use a good quality paint. Did mine about 10 years ago, still looks good.

  • Prime the panel first with white primer which I recommend to prevent pealing.

  • Nancy Eaton McEwen Nancy Eaton McEwen on Jun 22, 2017
    Yes! Prime first! I love the look!