Start Idead for updating wood panneling

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Proper steps make for a long lasting paint job.” – Donna A. “My grandma had the cheap, fake “paneling” (a grooved sheet with a woodgrain pattern).

So choose your paint color, then follow these tips and painting techniques for a brighter, more updated room. The first thing you need to do is to decide if you really want to paint your paneling. If you don't think paint will last, then don't do it. After the walls have dried sand lightly with 220 grit sandpaper. After sanding, wipe the dust away with a damp cloth. Cut in the edges with a brush, and roll on the primer using a 3/8-inch roller cover. Now paint the paneling with an interior latex paint.

Conventional wisdom would say that this type of paneling can't be painted.

A popular method for covering up ugly wood paneling, painting it white quickly brightens up a space and gives the boards a cute cottage vibe.

Wash it with soap and water to clean the grime, then lightly sand with a fine grit sandpaper. If you want to cover them, fill each one with paintable chalk and smooth.

Paint as you did the primer, cutting in the edges with a brush, and then rolling on the paint. Fill all of the grooves with spackling compound or dry wall compound. You can choose to not sand the spackle, adding texture to the wall.

Here's a little painting technique trick: after you roll a small section, use a wide paint brush (4 inch) and go over the section from ceiling to floor in long strokes.

I did it in pastels so the rooms are light and airy.” – Marion J.