What can i do to panaling to make it look better?

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is there a way i can paint over my panaling to make it look better or anything i can
do to it to make it look better please help

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  • Judy propoggio Judy propoggio on Jul 13, 2017
    we have paneling in our family, it is painted and looks great. I would use a primer first and then paint. good luck

    • Diana Brewer Diana Brewer on Jul 13, 2017
      Judy,Lowes sells Bullseye primer that you can mix colors into.Saves time and money.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jul 13, 2017
    YES you can paint paneling, wash it well with a degreaser or tsp, prime it then paint your desired colour....you could also make it look like board and batten by adding some trim strips...Pinterest has some great ideas for fixing up panelling

    • Diana Brewer Diana Brewer on Jul 13, 2017
      Holly,Lowes sells a primer called Bullseye that you can have colors mixed into.

  • Laurie Laurie on Jul 13, 2017
    I have the same question. I want to do something with my paneling a couple of years ago home depot had something that you could put on your paneling to textured it and paint over it and it didn't look like painted over paneling. was there about a week ago and they had know idea what I was talking about.

    • Diana Brewer Diana Brewer on Jul 13, 2017
      Laurie,Lowes sells a primer called Bullseye that you can have your color choice mixed into 😉

  • Lna9540161 Lna9540161 on Jul 13, 2017
    You could paint or replace It. Some of the newer paneling is quite attractive and inexpensive. If you paint it be sure to prime it first as the darker paneling tends to bleed through.

  • NC-Mimi NC-Mimi on Jul 13, 2017
    Yes, you can paint over paneling, but first put a coat of Kilz (oil base interior paint) so it won't take near as many coats of paint.

    • Diana Brewer Diana Brewer on Jul 13, 2017
      LouiseSGrier,Lowes has a primer called Bullseye that you can have your color mixed into.

  • NC-Mimi NC-Mimi on Jul 13, 2017
    You can also "bring it back to life" by a good washdown of Murphy's Oil Soap and hot water. Rinse well with clean rag. Follow up with a rubdown of furniture polish. Voila!

    • Dorothy Saluga Dorothy Saluga on Jul 13, 2017
      ya hun we had it put in about 20 years ago an it is a off white an washing it ain't do it anymore

  • Diana Brewer Diana Brewer on Jul 13, 2017
    Lowes sells a primer called Bullseye that you can have whatever color you choose from the paint cards mixed in.Kill two birds with one stone! 😀

  • Linda Hunt Linda Hunt on Jul 13, 2017
    Painting panelling can be very attractive especially if you use one of the new patterned rollers they have now. I have also seen this done looking very attractive too with a short board and batten a few feet up around the bottoms of the walls. If I had the privilege of using the roller I would go one shade darker with the special roller. Not a huge difference but looks very good on top of your paint coat. Have fun and show us pics!

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jul 13, 2017
    Also , you can use wood putty in the crevices , let it dry overnight , and sand for a level surface in the morning . Paint with a roller after you prime for a smooth coverage .

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jul 13, 2017
    prime with kilz, then paint over with latex paint, patch holes first.

  • William Bill Wyatt William Bill Wyatt on Jul 13, 2017
    paint with primer like glidden gripper

  • William Bill Wyatt William Bill Wyatt on Jul 13, 2017
    if you want to fill grooved use spackle or drywall mud