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Old 02-05-2009, 08:10 AM   #31
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let us know what you end up doing, and before and after pics would be cool too, if possible!

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Old 02-05-2009, 09:51 AM   #32
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Before and after pictures would be nice.

And maybe you could get the youngsters involved on a small section of wall. That would be fun. OK, maybe not for you, but I'm sure the kids would have a blast.

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before-panelling
after-winnie the pooh stickers and handprints?

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Old 02-06-2009, 12:13 PM   #34
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You will get some shrinkage in the grooves as the water in the mud evaporates as Nestor says but it won't be much. I doubt it will be visible through the paint rolled mud which will have a rough texture. As for throwing in wood glue, that's a fun idea. You could pour in some latex additives too (normally used in thin set mortar) and see what happens. This is more of an art project than a construction project and whatever you end up with won't look like the paneling.

This is definitely easier than putting up drywall. This is almost as easy as painting.
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Long ago, my wife and I decided to take the "easy" route with wood paneling in the addition to our house. We wound up scrubbing the panels down, sanding them, taping all the seems, spackling all of the grooves, sanding the grooves down, putting on several coats of primer, and then painting the panels. The end result actually looks pretty good.

We just grossly underestimated how much work and how messy the job would become. For our kitchen (the only other paneled room in our house), I fully intend to learn how to lay drywall.
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Hmmm......no one's asking the obvious and most important question here....what's under the paneling?
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I took paneling down in my last house - looked like crap
Underneath was sheetrock, that also looked like crap
That became the standard for what I found in the house

But I paid $23k for a house that was soon appraised at $68k
So I was happy
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:58 AM   #38
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Whaddaya want for 23k, Dave... Point is, if there's drywall under the paneling, and it looks like crap but isn't falling apart, you can skim it, texture it if you want, paint it and be done. If the paneling is just nailed to the studs, filling and/or taping over it will eventually fail and crack.
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Actually the sheetrock in my case was merely pieces
Large 3"+ gaps between pieces
I took one piece off & there was a dead mouse in the wall
If the it had just concentrated on digging in one spot it could have made it thru the sheetrock

Ya mean I can't buy a mansion for $23k

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It's all a matter of perspective, Dave. After Katrina, all the high dollar homes close to the water here were leveled. My little 1400sq ft, 60 yr old house on a 1/2 acre 6 blocks from the beach is still standing. Who's got the mansion now?Plus, it's bought and paid for and like yours, worth a lot more than I gave for it. Old houses are more fun, anyway!

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