I have very dark panneling in my family room - that I would like to paint. I have two questions...(1) Should I fill in the "grooves" in the panneling with anything before painting and (2) What should I use to "prime" the walls before I paint - and what type of paint should I use.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
06:50PM | 09/02/00
I wouldn't nesasarily try to fill the grooves smooth. I usually run a small bead of calk (paintable latex) and smooth into the groove with a wet finger to make for a smoother groove and to keep the paint from just soaking in, wipe off any excess caulking with a wet rag before it dries. Before you calk, sand lightly with 100 grit paper to rough the shiney, you can prime with kilz 2 or kilz total for easy clean up, they are water based. For optimum results use a good oil primer. Go to a pro paint shop, Sherwin Williams or Ben. Moore to pick your paint. Also use a quality brush and roller from one of these stores.
[This message has been edited by Chip (edited September 02, 2000).]