How can i make my panneling look better an can you paint over it

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  • Amanda Amanda on Jul 20, 2018

    Hi Dorothy. You sure can paint the paneling. Fill any nail holes with a wood putty or Spackle. I recommend priming it first with a oil base primer. I just did this and found that the oil base took and covered better than the latex base. Then paint your color. Good Luck!

    • Dorothy Saluga Dorothy Saluga on Jul 21, 2018
      ty would you have a picture so i can see what it would look like being older i would like to make sure i am going to like it before i try it

  • Dee Dee on Jul 20, 2018

    You can paint paneling. If you want to fill in the groves do so with wood filler. If you like the grooves, popular now because of shiplap, leave them. Use a good stain blocking primer, you don't want it to bleed through the paint job. If you can use a paint sprayer. If not buy some good mohair rollers. I did mine years ago and it still looks great.

    • Dorothy Saluga Dorothy Saluga on Jul 21, 2018
      ty would you have a picture so i can see what it would look like being older i would like to make sure i am going to like it before i try it

  • William William on Jul 21, 2018

    Make sure the paneling is clean and dry. Prime with a good stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123 or BIN. Then paint like painting regular walls. If the paneling has grooves you can fill them with non shrink drywall patching compound. Just put on enough to fill the grooves. Let it dry overnight. Next day use a damp sponge to smooth the patch. Then prime and paint.