04:44AM | 09/23/03
Member Since: 09/20/03
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I want to hang drywall in my basement that presently has wood paneling my question is should I strip the paneling off the wall down to the studs and hang the drywall or just install drywall over paneling after removing mouldings and door jams. Is there some do's and don'ts

Mark Hammond

03:13PM | 09/23/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hey Pure,
The only real reason that I can see for removing the paneling is if it will impede the installation of other materials and fixtures. Things such as trim and electrical boxes that may need a specific thickness to work. The other objection that I have is that it may (MAY) expand and contract at a different rate than the drywall and retain any moisture that would be in the basement. Personally I would remove the paneling first giving you a better shot at installation of the drywall. It shouldn't be too difficult to remove and not take too much time.....MJH


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