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nanakellee 03-08-2010 09:48 AM

Painting over wood paneling
 
I need to know how to paint over wood paneling, do I need to use a primer first and if so, what kind any help would be great:)

BobKbta 03-08-2010 10:13 AM

If any kind of oil or wax like Liquid Gold or Pledge was used on it, you'll need a good cleaner like TSP or the like.

I'd use a good oil based STAIN BLOCK primer with a latex top coat.

Painted paneling actually look pretty nice!

chrisn 03-08-2010 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by BobKbta (Post 411455)
If any kind of oil or wax like Liquid Gold or Pledge was used on it, you'll need a good cleaner like TSP or the like.

I'd use a good oil based STAIN BLOCK primer with a latex top coat.

Painted paneling actually look pretty nice!:eek:


Keep in mind that this person also said

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Even though BEHR is Home Depot's own brand, it is by far the best paint I've ever used.:eek: The rest of the post would be correct

housepaintingny 03-08-2010 04:43 PM

Clean with tsp, use a bonding primer, which does not necessarily have to be oil base, now days there are plenty of water base products that are safer for the environment and will perform just as well as oil base products, oil base products are fading out.

slickshift 03-08-2010 05:07 PM

Depends on the "paneling"
For many, a good clean, scuff sand, and oil primer should lay the foundation
For that groovy dark and shiny '70s stuff, I'd clean and scuff, and then shellac (Zinsser's BIN) before painting

user1007 03-09-2010 04:22 AM

Do remember, cheap painted over paneling, rather like painted over wallpaper :no:, will always look like cheap painted over paneling. Sure you don't want to pull it off if you can?

Scuba_Dave 03-09-2010 07:06 AM

I painted some dark paneling in my parents basement
Removing it wasn't an option & it came out nice
Brightened the room up with very little work

nanakellee 03-09-2010 07:58 AM

Wood Paneling
 
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Originally Posted by nanakellee (Post 411441)
I need to know how to paint over wood paneling, do I need to use a primer first and if so, what kind any help would be great:)

Someone asked where the paneling was located...its in the family room. I don't know how to insert a pic.

brushmonkey 03-14-2010 12:42 PM

Painting paneling is always fun.:whistling2: Like others here Id recommend a stain blocker primer ( Zinsser brand is optimum) I personally use their oil base primer Cover Stain (although they make great latex primers also) for projects like yours. After you get it primed is when the actual fun starts because every little crack, seam-line, nail hole, nook & cranny will show up with the lighter color. Prepping & caulking well (along with quality paint) at this stage is what really counts for a great finish. Good luck!

annie68164 03-15-2010 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by slickshift (Post 411668)
Depends on the "paneling"
For many, a good clean, scuff sand, and oil primer should lay the foundation
For that groovy dark and shiny '70s stuff, I'd clean and scuff, and then shellac (Zinsser's BIN) before painting

This is exactly what I did 4 years ago when we moved here. LOTS of that 70s shiny stuff. I didn't do much sanding or cleaning for that matter since there was a huge amount (OK I admit I was abit lazy) but I used BIN, let it dry for several days and Behr for the paint which was much better than Valspar which I initially used but seemed to chip more often. I also recommend paint with a touch of gloss in it. For me I'm very happy with the results and wouldn't dream of tearing out the panelling now. If anything I would eventually cover it in that paintable textured wall paper. If you are able to sand at least in areas where stuff could bump the walls, i would take the extra time because I do have to touch up pretty often with 2 active little boys banging around.

chrisn 03-15-2010 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by annie68164 (Post 414809)
This is exactly what I did 4 years ago when we moved here. LOTS of that 70s shiny stuff. I didn't do much sanding or cleaning for that matter since there was a huge amount (OK I admit I was abit lazy) but I used BIN, let it dry for several days and Behr for the paint which was much better than Valspar which I initially used but seemed to chip more often. I also recommend paint with a touch of gloss in it. For me I'm very happy with the results and wouldn't dream of tearing out the panelling now. If anything I would eventually cover it in that paintable textured wall paper. If you are able to sand at least in areas where stuff could bump the walls, i would take the extra time because I do have to touch up pretty often with 2 active little boys banging around.


If you eventually go the route of wall paper, be sure, very sure, that the paneling is REALLY tight to the wall. The wall paper when drying will tend to pull the paneling loose.Trust me I have seen it a lot.

annie68164 03-15-2010 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 415049)
If you eventually go the route of wall paper, be sure, very sure, that the paneling is REALLY tight to the wall. The wall paper when drying will tend to pull the paneling loose.Trust me I have seen it a lot.

Wow, never thought of that, makes sense. Ours is so old I wouldn't say it's very tight we'd have to add alot more nails or something. thanks for the input!

chrisn 03-16-2010 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by annie68164 (Post 415096)
Wow, never thought of that, makes sense. Ours is so old I wouldn't say it's very tight we'd have to add alot more nails or something. thanks for the input!

You're welcome.

Blondesense 03-17-2010 02:56 PM

In our last house I painted two rooms of paneling an antique white. I think they turned out nice. Yes, it looked like painted paneling but it was a rustic home, so it fit.
The seams where one sheet of paneling met the next was an issue for me. It showed as a black line against the white paint. I solved it by caulking these seams, and along the top molding.


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