On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 15:05:59 -0400, NickySantoro
:>:I am in the process of painting a room in my house that has somewhat
:>:dark paneling. I have primed the whole room and then went back with a
:>:brush and carefully went down each groove to make sure there I didn't
:>:miss any spots. Well, the areas I re-painted with the brush look nice
:>:and white, but the areas between the groove (where I just used a
:>:roller) isn't as white. It's all covered, of course, but you can still
:>:see some darkness coming through the primer. Do you think this will be
:>:noticeable when I start painting it with a good latex paint? The new
:>:color is "baked biscotti" (you gotta love the names they give paint
:>:these days) and it's a kind of green (I think).
:>:I hate the thought of having to put another coat of primer on this, but
:>:I want to do it right the first time. Thanks for any input...
:>I'm wondering why you are painting paneling in the first place. I had a
:>LOT of paneling in my house and instead of painting it I decided to
:>remove it and paint the walls that were underneath it. Most of it is
:>removed now, but there's still a bit more.
:In my business I've seen a lot of paneling that was glued to drywall
:by someone who apparently getting construction adhesive free and was
:determined to use it up. Removing it would have essentially destroyed
:the drywall. Sometime painting the paneling is the most cost effective
:method of redecorating. I've also seen paneling up over studs with no
:I agree with Dan that removal is the best method if it can be done
:with a minimum of damage to the drywall.
In my case, there wasn't any drywall under the paneling. It was a gamble
removing it because I didn't know what I would find, but I finally
decided to start removing it and see what I'd find. The house was built
in 1913, so there's a lot of plaster and that's what I found under the
paneling. Usually it's not too bad, but like the rest of the plaster in
the house, a lot of it needs repairs. Anyway, the old paneling was
pretty dark and removing it lightens up the place and gives it a better
mood right off the bat even before begining plaster repairs and
painting. On top of that, I've found uses for most of the old paneling.