Help removing this wood paneling

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Help removing this wood paneling

I have this 4 season room with old wood paneling. I was hoping there was drywall behind it but when I removed electrical panel I saw that the wood paneling is almost an inch thick as you can see in the picture below. I got a quote from a contractor he wanted to charge $2000 to install drywall. I really don't want to pay that kind of money. I'm pretty handy and I think I can do this myself. I'll try to save as much window trim as I can. How should I go about getting this done.


 
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Have you considered laminating over the paneling with drywall? It would require some modifications with the woodwork but should save a lot of time.
 
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Are you sure that you want to replace the paneling with drywall? It's maintenance free. It doesn't require anything other than cleaning?
 
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That paneling looks painted to me, not sure there would be less maintenance.
 
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If it had already been painted, that kills it. I worked on a job where the wife wanted to paint the paneling & the husband didn't. It was in very nice house on the side of a hill. On a Friday they told us to stop the job, that they were getting a divorce & selling the house. By Sunday they changed ther minds. Come back Monday & continue the job.
 
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Donato,
I hate the wood paneling style. It have it the basement which is fine. I don't mind it in the basement. Problem is this room is accessed right from the open kitchen area. The entire house looks really nice but when you see this room, it makes the house look old.

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Old 09-06-17, 11:48 AM
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Wood an inch thick is not paneling. You more than likely have some type of tongue and groove planks. Try removing the molding intact but unless you absolutely love it.... it maybe easier to just dump it.

You will probably find some good sized finishing nails thru the planks and into the studs.
 
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If you hate it, who am I to tell you that it's good?
 
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Old 09-06-17, 02:40 PM
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Maybe a new color and updated draperies would change the "feel" of the room. Something that better compliments your furniture. I think that simply getting rid of vertical grooves on the walls will not change anything other than your bank account.
 
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Removal

Remove all baseboard, trim, and receptacle covers on the wall(s) where the paneling to be removed is located. Closely inspect the joints to find where the last board/panel was installed. Remove this board/panel first and continue removing in the opposite order of original installation.
 

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