Painting over 70's porous odd panels?


Old 03-02-04, 05:44 PM
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Painting over 70's porous odd panels?


We have a ranch style home that was built in 1972, most bedrooms have thin wood panels, which we can easily paint over. However, in the bathroom we have a sort of paneling I havent really ever seen before, it is a pale greenish color and appears to be quite thick ( can see the width in some edges where the panels are next to each other), it has little randome sized holes all through it, ( the holes do not go all the way thru) I think this was supposed to be decrative, but it looks sort of like a sponge ( just so you get an idea of what Im talking about) Can this weird stuff be painted over? Or do we have to install drywall. And if we can prime/paint it, what to do about the few panels that the edges appear to be pushed farther out than the others? Thanks for any input you may have.

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Old 03-03-04, 09:16 AM
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I would try to nail down the loose panels, or if they can be pulled away from the wall a smidge, shoot some liquid nail behind them.
I'm pretty sure these could be painted. Scuff sand the surface, prime then paint.
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