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vomtickie 07-30-2007 12:32 PM

Painting Over Wood Paneling
 
Hi Everyone,

I am going to be painting over old wood paneling in a bedroom. I was wondering what you all suggested for a primer/base coat? In the past, I have always used Kilz for dark walls (like this dark wood paneling).

Are there any other better primers recommended? It seems like these types of projects always take a few coats to cover well.

Any help or suggestions are greatly welcomed.

Thanks

poppameth 07-30-2007 01:09 PM

Kilz isn't a bad idea, though I would use Zinsser Cover-stain myself. You should be able to use an acrylic even, such as 1-2-3 but I think Cover-stain would give the best adhesion going over a previous oil coating, provided your paneling has polyurethane on it like I would assume.

vomtickie 07-31-2007 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poppameth (Post 55262)
You should be able to use an acrylic even, such as 1-2-3 but I think Cover-stain would give the best adhesion going over a previous oil coating, provided your paneling has polyurethane on it like I would assume.

Good point. The paneling does have polyurethane on it. Thanks for your help.

Darylh 07-31-2007 10:06 AM

When it comes to Paneling I always give it a sanding to rough up the surphace a bit and use Kilz original oil based primer.

jgeorgie33 07-31-2007 11:55 AM

So is it real paneling or fake? I have fake in my room and it helped to sand it down first.

vomtickie 07-31-2007 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jgeorgie33 (Post 55487)
So is it real paneling or fake?

This is real wood paneling. It's probably about 30-40 years old.

poppameth 08-01-2007 05:51 AM

Yes a light sanding is never a bad idea either. Make sure you get the dust off before priming.

Workaholic 08-01-2007 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darylh (Post 55461)
When it comes to Paneling I always give it a sanding to rough up the surphace a bit and use Kilz original oil based primer.

This is how i would do it as well.

slickshift 08-01-2007 04:07 PM

A nice scuff sanding, clean off the dust, and prime with Cover-Stain or Original (oil-based) Kilz


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