I’ve lived in my house for five years now, and was always nervous to paint the paneling in my dining room. After a lot of research I realized how to easily paint over wood paneling, and I want to share my tips with you! How To: Paint Wood Paneling If your wood-paneled walls seem dark and dated, painting is a great way to brighten them up. Follow these simple steps to achieve a professional-looking, up-to-date finish. As promised, here are the how-to instructions for how to take a room looking like this: To something like this: And this: Let’s get to it! Here’s a list of supplies you need to paint wood paneling: 1.) 1 gallon of oil-based primer (I used Kilz, about $18 per gallon) Prime the paneling with a latex, stain-blocking primer. To improve the hiding ability over the dark wood, tint the primer with colorant so it is similar to the finished paint. Do you have some wood paneling that is SCREAMING to be updated? This post is for you! There is a light at the end of the paneling tunnel. Here are tips and inspiration to help you get that paneling looking snazzy and on trend once again. I remember when I was about 8 years old, my mom painted the wood paneling in her bedroom. She painted it white and filled in the grooves with sage green and pink. .
11 thoughts on “ 6 Types of Wood Paneling to Consider for Your Interiors ” Kimber O’Shea May 8, 2016 at 5:46 am. Hi there. I love all wood paneling. I can never decide which I like the best, so I have them all( in different rooms of course). If your home has wood paneling, you’ve probably pondered some major wood paneling makeover projects. But the reality is that ripping all that groovy stuff out can be a pricey pain. how to fill in wood paneling using joint compound. This all led up to one evening D being sick of it and pulling all the wallpaper off the walls, leaving me behind to scrape it all off. Thanks for all of these tutorials on one link. I remember reading somewhere about using a credit card to get your letters pressed down really good to the wood, then use Mod Podge on the edge of the letters and wood to get very clean lines. .