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Old 08-15-2010, 05:15 PM   #1
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Painting over dark wooden paneling


Living in a small town, advice and opinions are variable. At the advice of one painter, I painted my paneling in kitchen and bath, with latex kilz, and latex paint. It looks good, but scratches easily, usually down to the original paneling.
I am going to paint another room, and was wondering about using oil based primer, and latex paint. Can someone give me some advice if that will work.
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yes it will

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Infact that is what you want to use.
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Drywall over the top, primer and paint.

Does the panelling have the standard vertical grooves? Are you filling those with drywall mud? They WILL eventually crack. Get some 1/4 or 3/8 drywall and hang it. You will be MUCH happier in the long run. This comes from experience.
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clean the panneling first with Mex or TSp or similar. A lot of times people will clean the paneling with murphy's oil soap, liquid gold, or a similar product which will leave a residue - this will prevent the primer from adhering well. After it's clean and dry, Prime with a good bonding primer - oil based primer would be best but I see no reason why you can't get away with zinsser 1-2-3, water based fresh start, or similar product - latex killz isn't one of the favorites here. After the primer dries, topcoat and you should be fine.

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