Inexpensive Fix for Old Dark Paneling

I have ugly, cheap, old paneling. I am looking for something really inexpensive to do with it. It is also too dark.

By Laura E

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March 26, 20130 found this helpful

Kiltz it-fill in all the old holes, and paint it. I have the same problem here. Some people go to the expense of wall papering over it, which I also have as a result from a previous owner. ugh.

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March 27, 20130 found this helpful

I painted mine & it looks great! First paint the paneling with Kiltz (smart idea: have paint store tint the kiltz the same color as the paint you're going to use). When the Kiltz is dry use the paint - one coat should do it. Don't be afraid to use a color - it's just like painting a wall in any room in your house. Good Luck.

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March 27, 20130 found this helpful

Definitely paint, the previous posters are so right. You'll love the results.

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Be sure to wash the walls well before painting with vinegar and water (1-1 ratio) or TSP to remove any coating on the panel that might interfere with the primer (Kilz really is the best) adhering to the panel.

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March 27, 20130 found this helpful

Check out PaperIllusion on the web.

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