Repair Cracked Wood Paneling for Walls

Wood paneling for walls is an appealing addition to a room. However, if it is not properly maintained, the wall paneling can develop cracks. You will need to repair the cracks as soon as you notice them to avoid the crack from becoming larger. In order to repair cracks in the wall paneling, you will need the following tools and should follow the steps outlined below.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Wood putty
  • Putty knife
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Rag

Step 1 - Preparing the Cracked Area

The crack may have splintered parts. Remove all splinters before you continue. You may want to wear gloves for this process so that you do not get hurt.

Step 2 - Filling the Crack with Wood Putty

Then, using wood putty of that is a similar shade to the panel, start to fill up the crack. Use a putty knife to fill the crack well. Next, use your putty knife to smooth it as much as possible. Try to keep it level with the wood paneling. Allow the putty to dry.

Step 3 - Sanding

Next, use a fine grit sandpaper to sand the patched up area lightly. Then, remove the dust particles by wiping it with a damp rag.