Painting Over Paneling

We have a family room that has a dark wood look pattern with grooves that are very shallow. We want to paint over this and I've read and seen this wallpaper that is designed especially to go over paneling to give a wallboard or textured look then you paint over it. Has anyone tried this technique? My Wife is worried that the paper will in due time bubble or peel. I've heard this paper even hides the shallow groves too without any fill and it is supposed to look just like wallboard when done and up. Any comments/advice/suggestions? This paneling was installed back in 1977 and still looks great but of course "dated".
Thanks
Lou
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wall liners, if done right last , and look good. Normal in high quality 50 to 80 yr old houses, it was canvas then. Your problem will be the 4 ft seams. take off the paneling, those panel seams will show, Unless they are perfect, but I dought it.
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Why not just paint it as is. My house and two of my friends had paneling such as you describe. We all painted it in an off white and it really looks nice. The grooves add a nice texture to the finished job. If you don't like the finished result, you can always tear it off and add a layer of drywall.

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