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Paneling Question (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 22, 2019 3:48 PM
       Paneling Question (by Steve [MA]) Jun 22, 2019 4:20 PM
       Paneling Question (by NE [PA]) Jun 22, 2019 4:24 PM
       Paneling Question (by WMH [NC]) Jun 22, 2019 4:34 PM
       Paneling Question (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 22, 2019 5:17 PM
       Paneling Question (by LindaJ [NY]) Jun 22, 2019 5:25 PM
       Paneling Question (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 22, 2019 5:34 PM
       Paneling Question (by WMH [NC]) Jun 22, 2019 5:58 PM
       Paneling Question (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 22, 2019 6:01 PM
       Paneling Question (by Sean [OR]) Jun 22, 2019 10:34 PM
       Paneling Question (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 23, 2019 10:08 AM
       Paneling Question (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 23, 2019 4:35 PM
       Paneling Question (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 23, 2019 9:30 PM
       Paneling Question (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 28, 2019 7:44 AM
       Paneling Question (by del [MD]) Jun 28, 2019 9:29 AM

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Paneling Question (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 3:48 PM
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There's a few rooms with paneling in the new place I bought. I've decided I'm going to use joint compound to fill the groves and just paint it. There's one room where it looks like they used furring strips to attach the paneling and in the voids between the furring strips, the paneling has been punched through. I have no idea why they installed it this way rather than attach directly to the wall. I can either take all of this down or just go over it with sheetrock. What would you suggest?

--209.122.xx.xxx




Paneling Question (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 4:20 PM
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When in doubt chuck it out.

I would remove the damage paneling & the furring then attach the SR directly to the studs. In all of my rentals I use 5/8 SR. I find it holds up better to tenants plus the added mass helps with sound transmission. --96.237.xx.xx




Paneling Question (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 4:24 PM
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Depends on the class of building. B,C,D I paint and don't even waste time spackling the grooves. I've had plenty of success with this for flip houses and rentals. If it's in an A grade house or it's too damaged to repair, just rip it out and change to drywall. --50.32.xx.xxx




Paneling Question (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 4:34 PM
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We paint all paneling, and we do not fill the grooves. To me it looks "beachy" so it works for us. --50.82.xxx.xx




Paneling Question (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 5:17 PM
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Many times paneling is attached to the walls using glue from a caulking gun. Depending on what's behind the paneling and the condition of the walls will yield your answer.

On one job I was tasked on making the old dining area up to date. It had wood paneling and molding all over the wall. Once I removed the paneling, there were several layers of wall paper. I had to score and steam off the wall paper and then clean the glue off of the painted walls. Then prime using an oil based primer.

--47.156.xx.xx




Paneling Question (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 5:25 PM
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I probably wouldn't bother with compound. Depending on how the panel is attached, it might flex enough to crack and fall off. It takes a little more time to run the brush with primer down the "grooves" and then again with the paint, but I still think that is easier. I sand the panel a bit and use bonding primer.

If you have holes punched in the paneling, it is probably easier to remove it, otherwise you may end up with more holes with that void. --108.4.xxx.xx




Paneling Question (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 5:34 PM
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oK. I'm going to skip spackling the groves and just paint. I've settled on ripping out the paneling attached to the furring strips and have my handyman sheetrock that room. --209.122.xx.xxx




Paneling Question (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 5:58 PM
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JUST BE VERY SURE THE PRIMER STICKS TO THE PANELING. Test a section, let it dry (24 hours) then try to scratch off with fingernail. If it comes off, disaster waiting to happen. --50.82.xxx.xx




Paneling Question (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 6:01 PM
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Thanks WMH. --209.122.xx.xxx




Paneling Question (by Sean [OR]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 10:34 PM
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I had paneling in a duplex and just primed with Kilz and painted. It turned out OK. Definitely brightened up the space and smelled a lot better. The inherited tenant that moved out had an old dog and smoked. --47.28.x.xxx




Paneling Question (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 10:08 AM
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If they used furring strips there may be some serious big holes under that paneling or some really big lumps. Be careful with that. You might just want to add paneling over that paneling. --173.61.xxx.xx




Paneling Question (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 4:35 PM
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G,

We lightly caulk the gap between panels because when painted a light color the small gap shows as black.

We lightly sand the surface to scuff the finish, paint with BONDING PRIMER. Wait 24 - 48 hours for it to cure, then top coat.

Looks great.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Paneling Question (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 9:30 PM
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Torn down a section of the paneling in one room and the walls looks pretty good underneath it. It's a plaster wall and I'm guessing they used furring strips due to the the difficulty of locating studs with the lath maybe? I going to have my handyman remove all of the paneling so I can get an idea of what all the walls look like. We may be able work with the walls as is. It was a very bad idea to use those furring strips with paneling though as it's too easy to break the paneling in the gaps between the furring strips. If we decide to go back over with sheetrock, we may be okay just putting over the furring strips given that it's thicker and can be easily patched --209.122.xx.xxx




Paneling Question (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2019 7:44 AM
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On a class C place, we just paint it with two coats --24.101.xxx.xx




Paneling Question (by del [MD]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2019 9:29 AM
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Sherwin Williams oil base pro block primer worked great for me covering filthy paneling and nicotine stained walls. It may not be available in your area due to VOC regs. --107.77.xxx.x



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