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Old 08-05-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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Painting over panelling - seek advice


I am a new member and this is my first post.. I have a basement with dark panelling and seek advice. I was going to see about having someone remove the panelling, and put up drywall and paint it but several men who looked at the job said that it would be easier to just paint over the panelling.... the problem is, I don't really like all the grooves between the lines..... I was wondering about using wallpaper liner and then painting over that...... or is there some other product that anyone recommends to use over panelling to cover up the grooves and smooth it out and then paint over it??? I appreciate any advice



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What has worked or me in the past is:

Scuff sanding the paneling

Priming with BIN (shellac-based primer)

Smoothing joint compound (drywaller's "mud") into the cracks with (drywall) taper's knife

Sanding to smooth, (re)priming the repair areas with a regular primer

Painting with two coats quality latex paint

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I am the one who posted the message... thanks for the advice... what do you mean by scuff sanding???
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Ive done a few nearly the way slick suggested, i found it a lot of work - i guess there is drywall or similar beneath the panelling, i would find someone to remove it and skim the surface, a good tradesman wouldnt need to do a lot of finishing, then its off to prime and paint.
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... what do you mean by scuff sanding???
A light sanding
Not sanding to remove the finish, but "scuffing up" the surface to give the primer some "tooth", or help adhering
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A light sanding
Not sanding to remove the finish, but "scuffing up" the surface to give the primer some "tooth", or help adhering
When I sand the panelling, what kind of grit of sandpaper would I use?





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When I sand the panelling, what kind of grit of sandpaper would I use?
180 would be the best bet
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Agree 100 Percent with Slickshift's method. We did the same in a foyer area. When done (And done right) It is hard to tell that it is not drywall.
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Thanks for those who posted replies to my inquiry about painting over panelling. I am a newbie and need all the help I can get..


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What has worked or me in the past is:

Scuff sanding the paneling

Priming with BIN (shellac-based primer)

Re. BIN --- is this the oil based BIN or latex BIN that I should use???
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Re. BIN --- is this the oil based BIN or latex BIN that I should use???
Oooh, neither
The "white-pigmented shellac-based" BIN
It might be considered a "solvent-based", but so is oil-based product
You want the shellac-based

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... I should add that it is quite stinky when wet and curing and proper care should be taken
Some open windows and a respirator would be good
It dries super-fast though
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Greetings--

Soooooo-- are you folks saying to float the ridges in the panneling AND to float and tape the joints bewteen sheets, just as one would do on drywall ?


THanks--
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I don't believe anyone mentioned taping the joints

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