Painting Paneling

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Posted by: from Waupun
2/5/2019 at 8:24:00 PM

I have a sun room that has engineered paneling on the walls that I don't like. From what I have researched it may be able to be painted. Wondering if the vertical stripes would be very noticeable. I am open to other ideas also

Painting Paneling
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Milan from Milan Stojanovic in Kitchener
Date/Time2/5/2019 at 10:13:34 PM

use good primer

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Date/Time2/5/2019 at 10:37:13 PM

You can definitely paint the paneling!

You will notice the vertical lines, but you could look at it as texture to your wall space.

Another option you might want to consider could be to drywall the space, that way you will always have a clean palette to work from.

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Date/Time2/5/2019 at 11:15:40 PM


We have done this before. The ridges or stripes as you say need to be filled either with plaster or caulking and sanded smooth. Primed. Then paint with desired paint

Important that the preparation is done properly in order to achieve a good finish.

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Oscar from Duarte Tile in Hamilton
Date/Time2/5/2019 at 11:25:07 PM

Of course it would be noticeable. You probably have to fill the lines with wood filler or durabond 90 before the painting. Your best option is strip the wall and hang drywall. It would be a perfect, easier and cheaper method.

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Date/Time2/6/2019 at 1:30:09 AM

The seams between the sheets are usually covered by a strip of wood so to paint the room you would have to tape and mud those seams instead and skimcoat entire walls to fill grooves, sand it all flat and then prime. Ive done this before and sean it done but also always wonder if a person would be better off to redrywal. It would cost a fair bit more obviously but would definately be a better end result. Ive also seen wallpaper over it work well but personally would prefer a painted wall.

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