Pine Wood Paneling

Robinkaye asked 9 years ago

Our basement has wall to wall ceiling to floor paneling with only one little window for light. Should we paint the paneling which has 20+ yrs of dings & scratches or remove the paneling & put up drywall?

1 Answers
MagicDave answered.

Paint the paneling… removing it will cost you more and require extensive surface repair (behind the paneling)… so first Prime the panels using a Pigmented Shellac Sealer Primer… you can caulk the seams between the panels, but leave any "decorative grooves" un-caulked… they will show but it is acceptable, for painted paneling… finally finish coat the panels , use a flat finish, and use a high grade paint… recommend Sherwin Williams Classic-99 Latex…