Can I Paint the Dark Timber Paneling?
Dark wood paneling isn't always the ideal appearance when a house is being redesigned or upgraded. However, it's not always cost-efficient either to pull it out and change the whole wall surface with a new product. The halfway point then is to repaint the dark wood a new shade that matches the décor of your house's makeover. The wall surface can be an entire brand-new shade with the right preparation and.
Paneling can sometimes be eliminated depending upon just how it was set up. However, if it was set up with nails and sticky as opposed to simply with sticky, it's mosting likely to be extra cost-efficient to repaint the paneling than attempting and remove the paneling to repaint the foundation wall surface beneath. There are also situations where the only thing behind the paneling is wall surface studs.
Make certain the paneling is made from strong wood prior to you repaint. Some dark wood paneling is in fact simply vinyl made to resemble wood. If it's unreal wood, you'll have to beware when paint as the veneer on the vinyl can impact the paint work. The structure is also important to consider prior to paint since grooves in between the panels can be an issue if you desire a consistent appearance of the wall surface. If so, you will certainly intend to add fill in the grooves between the panels to make that uniform look, which can take even more time.
If the paneling is smooth and glossy, gently sand it first, then wash it with TSP, which is a strong degreaser. When the wood is completely dry, repaint it with a level white alkyd primer first. Use a 2nd coat of latex in the shade of your choice. If the paneling is rough, frost it with cream or increased latex tarnish for a stylish and soft appearance.