Should I paint wood paneling?
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Also asked, what is the best color to paint wood paneling?
Shades of Elegance. Dark paneling in the living room can be depressing. If you'd love dove gray painted walls with sharp white trim, don't rip out paneled walls -- just treat them like regular walls and paint them. A coat of white primer will ensure that your top coat goes on easier and stays true to color.
Additionally, how do you paint wood paneling with grooves? To fill the grooves and paint paneling:
- Sand the paneling lightly to dull the gloss.
- Wipe any sanding dust off with a damp cloth.
- Fill the grooves in the paneling grooves with joint compound.
- Allow the joint compound to dry.
- Apply additional coats of joint compound, if needed.
Just so, is wood paneling outdated?
Slide 1: Outdated Dark Wood Paneling Today, while many homeowners have phased out the dark and dreary feature in favor of neutral or brightly painted drywall, paneling remains in plenty of homes that haven't been remodeled in decades. If, however, the walls are covered by sheets of wood-look panels, pull them off now!
Do you have to sand wood paneling before painting?
Not taking the time to sand the paneling before painting will create an unsightly mess. Paneling tends to be very smooth and is sealed better than other types of wood. Sanding the paneling before you start to paint will rough up the surface and allow the paint to adhere.