Pine Wood Paneling

Robinkaye asked 10 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…