dthemurph (Can I Stain over Paneling)


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Old 04-28-11, 01:26 PM
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dthemurph (Can I Stain over Paneling)

I have an older home and the previous ower had two rooms with dark wood paneling. I'm on a fixed income and can't afford to replace it now. Is it possible to stain over it to make it lighter. The rooms are to dark for me.
 
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Old 04-28-11, 01:36 PM
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In a word, no

You could paint it a lighter color but you would need to strip it first and re-stain with the lighter color to get a lighter colored stained finish
 
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Old 04-28-11, 03:30 PM
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that was weird, I went to post my reply and landed on another thread

Ok let me try again, it would be next to impossible to strip the paneling well enough for a lighter stain to work. To paint, you need to scuff sand, coat the paneling with a solvent based primer and then paint with 2 coats of your choice of latex paint.

More lighting would be another option.
 
 

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