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PREP MATERIALS REQUIRED TO PAINT OVER WALL PANELING

MY DAD'S WANTS TO PAINT HIS WALLS WHITE OVER SOME WALNUT COLORED WALL PANELING( FAMOUS IN THE 70'S). HE DOES NOT WANT TO TAKE THE PANELING DOWN. WHAT KIND OF PREP WORK/MATERIALS DOES HE NEED BEFORE STARTING BESIDES KILZ PRIMER?

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Posted 2013-05-25T21:47:14+0000  by BATES BATES
 

Hello Bates!

 

I think you've got the right idea!

 

Typically, paneling is designed with a coating that will resist stains.

 

That coating will also resist the next coat of water-based paint or primer.

 

Typically, I would recommend an oil-based primer, tinted to be similar to the new color (even if it is off-white).

 

Allow the primer to dry and then paint with "any topcoat" according to the manufacturer.

 

NOTE:

Use throw-away applicators with the oil-based primer. A 3/8th nap roller cover will work well on smooth surfaces. If you have small grooves in the paneling, you might try a 1/2 nap.

Posted 2013-05-28T14:24:28+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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