Painting over wood paneling

Painting over wood paneling



priming panelingWhen painting over paneling, it is important to start off with a good surface.  Find any loose areas that may be separating from the walls.  Secure those areas with small nails

Fill holes with a wood filler and sand

Caulk any gaps where the paneling may be separating or trim pieces that may be pulling away.Spackle grooves

 It may also be appropriate to spackle large areas.


Sanding panelingSand the entire surface with a fine grit sandpaper.  Pay special attention to any burs or rough areas.

Wipe down the surface with a degreaser or denatured alcohol.

Prime the paneling with a bonding primer.  This will help provide a durable undercoat for the paint.


Use a mohair roller to apply paint to the surface of the paneling.  Apply even coats until fully covered.  Trim the surrounding areas with a brush.  Omaha Painting Company

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