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jack-of-all-trades

03:41PM | 02/06/01
Member Since: 02/05/01
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I have a family room w/ very dark solid wood paneling which is in very good shape. I need tips on how to lighten it, or re-finish it and not have it look like a bad paint job over good paneling. Also, has anyone had success in covering the paneling w/ paintable
embossed wallpaper? Any tips will help.
I tried Minwax whitewash stain in an area and looked awful!
Thanks,
J.C.

FVFSYL

09:33AM | 05/11/07
Member Since: 05/10/07
2 lifetime posts
Painting dark paneling a lighter color.

FVFSYL

09:38AM | 05/11/07
Member Since: 05/10/07
2 lifetime posts
I AM TRYING TO LIGHTEN DARK PANELING IN OUR FAMILY ROOM. ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD HELP!

gracegutzler

01:16PM | 06/10/07
Member Since: 06/09/07
2 lifetime posts
I just painted my dark paneling.

First thing you do is clean well with a degreaser, which I used grease lightening. Then wipe with liquid sand and clean. You can buy that at True Value or probly Home Depot. Then put on a primer [its like paint] brush it on. Then paint with a color of your choice. I painted my paneling saffron [yellow]. It came out beautiful and brighten my room.

tbeiriger1

10:25AM | 07/03/07
Member Since: 07/02/07
1 lifetime posts
I have tested a pearl latex paint on a shiny white paneling that I am going to paint & it has stuck to the paneling without any sanding or priming. I am not sure if the shiny white paint that is on the paneling is oil based or latex but the pearl latex is sticking to it. So, why spend the time sanding or priming?
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