paneling to drywall


Old 09-14-08, 09:15 PM
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paneling to drywall

I currently have paneling from 1974 in our house.In fact, I have two completely different kinds of paneling in the living room. I was wondering if instead of taking down the paneling if I could hang drywall over it and then do the texture and paint?
How would it hold up and how long would it go without cracking? If that idea is not good then would anyone else have a better idea that would not involve removing the paneling, but somehow coving it up?
Old 09-15-08, 05:57 AM
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You can install drywall over the paneling, just make sure your nails/screws attach the drywall to the studs. The biggest advantage of removing the paneling is you can add insulation [if needed] and move/add electrical.

The drywall shouldn't crack if finished properly - you still need to tape and finish prior to texture/paint. You will need to remove and alter the woodwork to fit.

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