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Howdo you wallpaper over paneling? Do you have to fill in the seams?

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Posted 2013-06-25T00:25:03+0000  by lsanzone1 lsanzone1
 

You remove the paneling, repair any damage to the drywall, prime, and then hang your wall paper.

 

Attempting to hang wall paper over paneling is an exercise in futility.

Posted 2013-06-25T01:04:39+0000  by Adam444
Hi Isanzone1!

I've seen panel walls perfectly skim coated and sanded so smooth that it was hard to see the panel lines.

But these exceptional walls were also the exception to the rule ... panel walls usually don't look perfectly smooth without considerable effort.

The fact that you're covering the panels with wallpaper means there can be very slight imperfections.

YES!
You will have to fill the seams ... and smooth them as well.

The fact is that, unless you have exceptional DIY skills, Adam's approach may be easier.

Consider repairing the drywall.
Posted 2014-12-09T23:08:53+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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