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Mobile Home Wall Paneling


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02-20-05, 12:50 PM   #1  
Mobile Home Wall Paneling

Yes, I'm sick of the look from the 80's or 70's, whatever!! What kind of paint can I use to cover that look. I would like for the darker groves or ridges to not be filled in with (spakle)? The walls are the real wood paneling that has a light coat of polyurethene on it. I just want different color to match furniture. I thought that a mocha or dark beige color might work. Can I use an oil base type paint, flat or glossy??

Any help will be greatly appreciated
Thanks: Have a great day!

 
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02-20-05, 09:43 PM   #2  
To paint paneling, clean it with spic and span to remove all the grease, grit, and grime. If it is shiny, rub it down with a green scotchbrite pad to knock down some of the sheen. Prime it with a top quality primer such as Zinsser 123, then paint with a top quality acrylic, latex semi-gloss. Use good quality roller pads and brush for best results. Dark colors sometimes take two coat for best coverage. You can have the primer tinted toward the final color to help with the coverage.

Hope this helps.

 
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02-21-05, 08:43 PM   #3  
Painting Mobil Home Paneling

Thanks for the info, but I'm still puzzled about the primer thing. Do I apply primer before or after painting.

Would an almond color be too complicated or should I stick to a darker color?

You have to lay out the steps for me

Thanks for your help!

 
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02-22-05, 05:50 AM   #4  
hi
the primer goes before the paint on the wall.
You can get Kilz primer sealer at your paint store.
They can tinted it to the colore you want.
good luck

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02-22-05, 05:52 AM   #5  
hi
don't go for red color.
Red is the hardest color to cover.
the only was to hide it is used aluminium paint as a primer

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02-22-05, 04:28 PM   #6  
You can paint just about any color you desire. Which color is a matter of personal preference.

 
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