dry wall over wood paneling

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-20-05, 04:57 PM
toonice
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
dry wall over wood paneling

my attic is already finished with wood paneling on the walls, but i don't like the look and feel of it. the wood paneling makes the room really dark and uninviting and i want to be able to put drywall in place of it so i could paint it a brighter color. will that decrease the value of the house? how would i start it off? im really new at this so any help would be greatly appreciated. if i sanded the paneling, would i be able to just paint over it? will that also mess up the value of the house? just wondering.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-21-05, 06:45 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 43,821
Welcome to the forum
As long as you do a good job it shouldn't decrease the value of your home. If the finish product is more inviting it will likely raise the value. You can paint the paneling. It must be sanded and cleaned and then primed with an oil base bonding primer [kilz,zinnser,etc]
Unless you are fixing to sell your home I would worry less about change in value and more about what increases your enjoyment of your home.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes