Painting fake paneling


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Old 03-01-00, 09:41 AM
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I have read a few posts in this forum regarding painting paneling, but the paneling I am wanting to paint is not real wood. It looks more like a photograph of wood, with actual grooves cut in the laminate.

How do I paint this? Or would it be easier to remove the paneling (I've been told it was put up directly over drywall)?

I am a novice, so don't be shy about offending me with advice.
 
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Old 03-02-00, 05:12 AM
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The best is to remove the paneling. However, my guess is it was glued to the drywall. Removal would mean repairing the drywall, perhaps even new drywall.

If you don't mind the grooves (some people like them), prime it first with either zinsser's BIN or Ben Moore's 'fresh start'.

I don't recommend filling the grooves.
 
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Old 03-05-00, 12:00 PM
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Here are some links for painting over laminated surfaces and for painting paneling. The paneling one shows some nice examples of completed work. (a couple links were down today, so I hope they are working again) http://www.decoratingplus.com/page_two.htm#Paneling http://www.decoratingplus.com/page_two.htm#Laminated
Don't be afraid...it will look so much nicer...and definitely no need to remove!


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This should serve as a reminder for everyone to check the archives before posting a question here. there are links here to some excellant sites that show a lot of projects. Thank you Decoratingplus for providing them.
quote:<HR>Originally posted by decoratingplus:
Here are some links for painting over laminated surfaces and for painting paneling. The paneling one shows some nice examples of completed work. (a couple links were down today, so I hope they are working again) http://www.decoratingplus.com/page_two.htm#Paneling http://www.decoratingplus.com/page_two.htm#Laminated
Don't be afraid...it will look so much nicer...and definitely no need to remove!


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