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03-15-01, 09:15 AM   #1  
My home has old dark 70's style paneling everywehre....The house is very small and the livingroom does not get much outside light. Can you suggest a how to for removal of paneling sight or instructions? I have heard its easier to cover paneling to remove, is this true what are my options? And if so can you suggest a step by step sight for this ....Thanks!!!

 
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03-16-01, 11:49 AM   #2  
My house had paneling too. I just primed it with kilz, and painted it with regular interior paint. The groves in the paneling gave it an interesting texture.

 
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03-16-01, 01:47 PM   #3  
Originally posted by JoBoss1
My house had paneling too. I just primed it with kilz, and painted it with regular interior paint. The groves in the paneling gave it an interesting texture.
Was it the fake wood paneling that you did this to?

 
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08-15-05, 01:19 PM   #5  
Edit: Just noticed this thread is really, really old, whoops!

Removing wall paneling is easy. Dealing with what is behind it, is sometimes not. My house is (well, was) completely panelled, with drywall behind it. A lot of the drywall I ended up replacing as it was so badly damaged from removing various types of glue (and possibly a tar!) that was used to secure the panelling to the wall.

I'm in favour of removing the panelling as opposed to drywalling over top of it. I found several code violations behind my walls, including improper wiring, overloaded boxes, missing fire stops in some sections of exterior walls, poor insulation, mold, etc. It's a slow job, but I find that it's actually less work for me to hang and tape new drywall as opposed to skim cloating an entire wall from all the glue damage.

I suggest removing a small section in a corner somewhere so you can get a better idea of what you're dealing with behind your wall panelling.

 
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08-15-05, 07:02 PM   #6  
Either the cheap paneling or the good wood paneling each can be painted. Sanding and cleaning are necessary along with a good bonding primer.

 
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