What can I do? I don't like the paneling in my rental home...
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HI LIsa, Please tell us more....do you have permission to change the paneling - ie. with paint? Or liner paper then wallpaper over it? If it is only something that you can temporarily do fabric over the walls might work for you - https://www.hometalk.com/diy/decorate/walls/how-to-cover-walls-with-fabric-using-liquid-starch-31665007?r=2
If you are allowed to paint, wash the paneling with TSP (following directions) to get any build-up off of it. Lightly sand the walls and wipe clean. You want the paint to have something to adhere to so the sanding roughs up the walls a bit to give it 'teeth'. I would prime then paint or buy a good paint+primer in one. Using a brush fill in the grooves then use a roller to finish up. I would suggest a latex paint for easy applying and clean up.
How to Cover Walls With Fabric Using Liquid Starch
You can ask your landlord if you could paint the paneling. Show him/her some before/after pictures of painted paneling and see if they'd be willing to pay for the supplies for you to do the project.