painted paneling


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Old 05-23-02, 11:51 AM
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Question painted paneling

My bathroom is done in a panel type material, at least i believe its paneling. Its white with gold flexes all over it, and was used alot in bathrooms, maybe during the 70"s, I'm not sure. I don't want to take it down, I would like to paint over it. Any suggestion?
 
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Old 05-24-02, 03:46 PM
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Painting paneling

I once moved into a home that had the same type of paneling. I thoroughly cleaned the walls, primed with a latex primer, and painted with latex semi-gloss paint. It transformed the bathroom.
 
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Old 05-24-02, 04:09 PM
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I'd add that a either a sanding of the existing glossy surface be done or a simple prime-coat (such as Bullseye 1-2-3, Fresh Start or Aqualock) with a super-adherant primer be done first so the paint doesn't fail from the non-porous veneer surface. Allow 24 hours between primer and topcoat.

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Old 05-24-02, 05:08 PM
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Painting paneling

I thought about adding the info about sanding the surface to give it "tooth." I was, however, in a hurry and did not. It turned out fine. Scarring the surface is highly recommended.
 
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Old 05-28-02, 02:13 PM
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Painting paneling

I had something similar in my bathroom. I cleaned the walls then used a mildew proof primer/paint. Put a primer coat then a finish coat and it looks a lot better. Only problem is that paint smelled horrible, make sure you ventilate very well!
 
 

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