Ready to makeover that dated wood paneling? Home repair expert Henry Harrison teaches a homeowner how to paint paneling, starting with the most important step, which is surface preparation. A deglosser is wiped onto the paneling, acting as a liquid sandpaper so the paint will stick. Next a primer is applied with a paintbrush and roller.
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Are you a little embarrassed by a room or two in your home? You know the one. The one with the old wood paneling. Don't be ashamed, let me fix that old 70's style and modernize your home by showing you how to paint wall paneling so it actually looks good!
A light paint color can breathe new life into old wall paneling. Dark wood wall paneling sure had its heyday, and it surely is over! Wall paneling can be tricky to update, and whether you can resurface it by filling in the grooves depends on if your paneling is solid wood or plywood.
One current trend that has everyone whipping out their paintbrushes is painted wood paneling. I know. I get it. Most times, you're right. That glossy, polyurethaned, heavily-grained, medium-colored oak paneling that went into houses some 15-25 years ago, everywhere, has us all ready for a change.
When painting wood paneling, first strip the finish from the surface, sand it and paint a primer onto the wall before applying a glaze, a solid paint color or wood grain texture. Lighten up dark