07:01PM | 02/22/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
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I am wanting to take down tungue and groove paneling. I am unsure what is behind the tongue and groove as the house was built in the late 70's. Can anyone tell me the how to for this?? I hate to take down the tongue and groove but it is so dark. I am wanting to replace with drywall. Any info would be greatly appreciated. - Thanks Melinda


09:50AM | 02/26/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
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I would use something to get a end or center of 1 opened up to be able to get a crowbar into it and then it should be fairly easy from there because they are usually put up with small brad nails or staples.


04:24PM | 02/26/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
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It may be to your benefit to simply apply drywall directly over the tongue and groove paneling without removing it at all.

A 1/4" Drywall applied to the paneling could be just the ticket both cost and labor wise to re-finish the walls without creating a lot of cost and debris.


06:48PM | 02/26/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
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would be the best way to go.


02:52AM | 02/27/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
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Thank you all so much for replying. I think that is an excellent idea to just cover it up with drywall. I will be sending my hubby to Home Dept to gather information on drywalling :) Thanks again - Melinda


04:28AM | 02/23/14
I painted over all of mine with white paint and it's really pretty and gives great visual interest. I would like to however rather have some glass or tile as a backsplash, any ideas of how to cover about a foot and a half under the cabinets with some modern backsplash? I'm trying to do this without having to rip out all the boards behind the cabinets..

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07:22PM | 02/23/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
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I was in home depot an noticed that there is a glue less system for doing backsplashes. The mastic piece is stuck to the wall. The tile stick to the mastic, then just grout.
I have never used it and have no idea how well it works. It might be worth looking into.
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