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Old 07-30-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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So is it real paneling or fake? I have fake in my room and it helped to sand it down first.
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So is it real paneling or fake?
This is real wood paneling. It's probably about 30-40 years old.
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Yes a light sanding is never a bad idea either. Make sure you get the dust off before priming.
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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.
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A nice scuff sanding, clean off the dust, and prime with Cover-Stain or Original (oil-based) Kilz
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