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Old 05-07-19, 08:14 PM
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stone or brick veneer over wood paneling

I have one wall of wood paneling in my dining/living room area and there happens to be a very ugly fireplace on that wall as well. Iím wanting to install brick or stone veneer over that entire wall and the fireplace brick as well. Is it possible to just apply the scratch coat over the top of the wood paneling?
 
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Brick needs to sit on a foundation... not just on floor joists.
 
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The right solution is probably to remove the fireplace - I have one in my basement that will get removed some day when that project gets to the top of my list.

Note that I said 'right,' not 'easy.'
 
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Iím wanting to install brick or stone veneer over that entire wall
Over the existing paneling, probably not, but read the installation specifications for the material(s) recommended.

Most likely you will need some type of surface that is stronger, like drywall or plywood that can be installed on top of the paneling!
 
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The weight of the brick/stone is the main concern. Is the floor a concrete slab or wood construction?
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I would first attach a masonry backer board like Hardie Backer or cement board. Then install light weight synthetic veneer brick or stone.
 
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The weight of the brick/stone is the main concern. Is the floor a concrete slab or wood construction?
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. Thanks! This is wood construction. Main floor dining/living room area; perimeter wall. The paneling is solid wood, not the cheap particle board type. Itís the only reason I asked. Iíve read veneer cannot be installed over drywall, but masonry and wood is ok. This paneling doesnít seem to be on top of any drywall either. Iíd attach a photo but I havenít figured out how to do that yet.
 
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Iíve read veneer cannot be installed over drywall,
It can, I did the wall in our great room with a dry stack look veneer. Drywall was an acceptable substrate but I had to install mesh and scratch coat.

Every material is different, so that is why you HAVE to look at the specific instructions for your product!
 
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