How do I best prep previously painted textured wood paneling for new paint?

Anonymous asked 5 years ago

My living room walls have a textured wood paneling that was painted a few years ago. Some of the paint is beginning to chip, which leads me to believe that the surface hadn’t been properly prepped. I am getting ready to repaint, but don’t know how to prepare the textured wall appropriately.

I’m afraid to sand because I don’t want to destroy the texture of the wood. But I don’t think I can just paint right on top of paint that’s already chipping. Is there a product I can apply to the old paint that will help strip it? Or would it be better for me to use light sandpaper? Any advice would be appreciated.

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