Covering old wood panelling

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Old 06-03-02, 11:28 AM
McCaryATC
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Covering old wood panelling

I have 1970's wood panelling in family room and want to get rid of it. My choices are to paint it (husband doesn't like cracks/seems to show) or cover with plaster (or some other compound). What products do I use to plaster the wall so it looks like stucco? Must I use both liquid sandpaper and a primer if I paint the panelling?
 
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Old 06-06-02, 04:25 PM
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I would suggest you take the paneling down and work with what is behind the paneling. The worst case is you need to put up new sheetrock.
 
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Old 06-06-02, 08:38 PM
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I would agree with woodbadger. I have a dining room covered in paneling. When we moved in 2 years ago we painted it a tan color to temporarily get rid of the awful wood grain look. You can't see the grooves as much, but it's still noticeable. I'm going to tear off the paneling this summer and put new sheet rock over the old plaster walls.
 
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