Wood Paneling Before and After

This was a little time consuming, but so worth it.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

When painting wood paneling, first strip the finish from the surface, sand it and paint a primer onto the wall before applying a glaze, a solid paint color or wood grain texture. Lighten up dark wood paneling to open up the room with helpful tips from a professional artist in this free video on painting techniques. Expert: Martitia Inman Contact: www.igotchacovered.com Bio: Martitia (Tish) Inman currently runs the decorative painting firm Gotcha Covered with her son Jesse Ganteaume in Gallatin, Tenn. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge

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21 Responses to Wood Paneling Before and After

  1. woodsracing says:

    You done a very nice job & it shows, Well done ,I think it looks 1000% better.

  2. ExtendedStudent4Real says:

    So many different views on painting paneling. I have to undertake this project, but I’m in a nasty debate with a family member whether to calk or not calk. I just don’t want to do the extra work!

  3. kevamykaikam says:

    @DrayButt Nope. No sanding. I ending up finding a Kilz primer that has the sanding effect in it .Well worth the money.

  4. kevamykaikam says:

    @gentryfy I have never tried filling the grooves, but honestly can’t imagine the work!! Yikes.

    Yeah i think it will look good. I get so many compliments on it. They can’t believe there use to be wood paneling.

  5. gentryfy says:

    Im moving into a modular with nasty wood paneling and was thinking of filling in the grooves first…you mentioned it was a hassle…have you ever tried it?? I like the the finished look of your walls…we are also adding the crown molding to the top , if you have plastered paneling and then painted…does it look decent?

  6. DrayButt says:

    wow it turned out great. Do you have to sand it first?

  7. HeatherHell666 says:

    crazy. your before is nicer than my after. oh well.

  8. lrd9999 says:

    @kevamykaikam Wood paneling over studs is dangerous; the whole wall is made of kindling. Painting it will at least cover up the dirt and any marks; it might even reduce the flame-spread rating if it’s latex paint. But I’d make it a long term goal to cover it all with a flame barrier like Sheetrock or cement board if it’s below grade.

  9. kevamykaikam says:

    To answer a few questions-
    I used Kilz primer then paint. I did no6t fill in the lines. I had watched a few videos on painting over wood paneling and knew that filling in the lines was just too much of a hassle.

    There is only studs behind my walls which is why we decided not to take down the wood paneling for now.

  10. nilesriver2 says:

    looks much better!! Is there dry wall behind it or just studs? I’m thinking about doing the same thing but I thought there was dry wall behind it. thanks

  11. JustMeKim29 says:

    thank you sooo much!!!looks gorgeous!!!!i’d have liked a better explanation of what u did,i heard u say u primed it,but i had a few people say to fill in the lines or whatever, and all this extra stuff,do u have to sand or strip the wood first?

  12. ytrandyh says:

    Sorry for the pigs in the audience. Some little baby morons have been brought up watching porn on the internet and can’t think about anything else when they sit at their computer such as the fact that there are actually real human beings in the world who do things for reasons other than to satisfy others’ self centered, arrogant, self indulgent whims. Keep up the good work.

  13. ytrandyh says:

    Sorry for the pigs in the audience. Some little baby morons have been brought up watching porn on the internet and can’t think about anything else when they sit at their computer such as the fact that there are actually real human beings in the world who do things or reasons other than to satisfy others’ self centered, arrogant, self indulgent whims. Keep up the good work.

  14. ALO1PRODUCTIONS says:

    Good techniques but for someone who has only finger painted in life, how can a person like myself with no skills get the fabulous effects that you have created? I can’t seem to find any in-depth instructional videos. I have 25′ x 20′ room covered in paneling and in desperate need to update. Seriously. I love the effects that I keep seeing in videos. I want to do the work myself to save the money ( I have recently turned over a frugal leaf). Thank you for your work and ideas.

  15. dankenstein100 says:

    Thanks for the ideas and information it was very useful. too bad that with all the great things you can learn from the web there are so many immature and outright mean ppl.

  16. julzabro says:

    Thanx for this!

  17. IGotchaCovered says:

    Geez! give a gal a break! I paint…I wear painting clothes…I’m not a cutie groupie painter wanna be girl. I am a profesional. Please have a little respect for someone trying to answer questions that were asked of her.

  18. paulyknit says:

    beachy

  19. dhunter48951 says:

    She could do my walls and I could do her, good idea

  20. mylittlelovejoy says:

    lol she is a woman, you can tell, a lot of woman have short hair now.

  21. hunterray2002 says:

    Its not a dude, She’s a very cute woman. great info. and thanks ;)

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