To paint or not to paint dark wood paneling?


To paint or not to paint dark wood paneling [good wood]? Is there any chance it will be coming back into style?

  7 answers
  • Maria Pardo Maria Pardo on Jul 28, 2018

    I love it.

  • Diane mahan Diane mahan on Jul 28, 2018

    depends on the room it is in but i personally think it will NOT come back into style,

  • Danielle Danielle on Jul 28, 2018
    If it's in your home and you dislike it then you should either rip it out or paint it. Why keep something you don't like on the off chance it's going to be trendy in the future? Are you planning to start liking it just because it's in style?

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Jul 28, 2018

    Fill grooves with filler, sand after dry. Undercoat, paint.

  • Ann Davis Ann Davis on Jul 28, 2018

    You could bleach/lighten it instead of painting it. I always think painting wood is a mistake because it will peel and flake, then you will have to scrape and keep painting it the rest of your life.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 28, 2018

    Most likely not unless you want a cabin look.

  • Merrill M Merrill M on Jul 29, 2018

    I painted the dark paneling in my family room when I moved into my house. It's the same color as the adjoining rooms, but the panel grooves give the room a more casual look. And if you don't like it, you can always smooth the surface by filling in the grooves and repainting, or ripping out the paneling altogether.