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aj_diyer 12-28-2012 09:12 AM

covering lines in wood paneling.
Can you guys give me suggestions on how to fill the lines in painted wood paneling. Will spackle or mud work for this? Thanks

cdaniels 12-28-2012 02:41 PM

I have seen it done with mud but I don't think I would do it.I wouldn't trust it.How much paneling do you have? Have you thought about covering it with drywall?

Matthewt1970 12-28-2012 03:09 PM

Did you look to see what the walls are like under the paneling?

epson 12-28-2012 03:13 PM

Its more trouble then its worth.

jsheridan 12-28-2012 05:20 PM

I would prime the paneling with oil Cover Stain, then spackle (joint compound) the recesses. I just watched another guy do it on another part of a job I'm on. Looks good. I don't think you would have any problems with delamination.

Gymschu 12-28-2012 06:24 PM

I've done it several times over the years with mixed results. Epson is right, most of the time it's more trouble than it's worth. You fill the cracks, let dry, fill again until you get it flush. Then you have to sand and throw dust everywhere. It's a big process and in the end you still have paneling. I actually like leaving the lines. After painting, they blend in and aren't quite as noticeable. Follow JSheridan's process if you really want to fill them in. Another old trick which I don't recommend is covering the gaps with masking tape.

jsheridan 12-28-2012 07:15 PM

It is a lot of work. Couldn't you install a heavy wall liner and just paint that?

chrisn 12-29-2012 02:16 AM


Originally Posted by jsheridan (Post 1081514)
It is a lot of work. Couldn't you install a heavy wall liner and just paint that?

Grants Painting 02-08-2013 01:06 PM

I would just throw up new drywall. Seems like it would be more trouble than its worth to fill the cracks.

cdaniels 02-08-2013 05:39 PM

See what's under the paneling.I have run across a lot of houses with paneling over drywall.

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