dry wall

Old 04-05-07, 10:20 AM
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dry wall

I am wanting to cover some very old and rough paneling it is not your smooth lamenated kind it is very rough almost like wood. Can I cover this with texture or do i need to install drywall and if so can i primer and paint it only or do I have to texture before I primer it?
Old 04-05-07, 06:06 PM
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IMO it is never a good idea to texture wood although there are some members that report doing so with success. I'd recomend using one of these 3 options.

#1 - sand, prime and paint the paneling

#2 - install drywall over paneling, 1/4" drywall would be fine.

#3 - remove paneling, add/change wiring as needed, add insulation if needed and install 1/2" drywall.

New drywall can be textured or slick finished - the choice is yours. All new drywall [textured or not] should be primed prior to painting.

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