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Painting 101

How to Paint Over Paneling

If a kitchen looks dated because of dark paneling, it can easily be brightened up with a few coats of paint. Lighter walls are much more stylish than darker paneling.

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  • trisodium phosphate (TSP)
  • drywall compound
  • primer
  • painter's tape


  • water-resistant paint roller
  • putty knife
  • paint tray
  • drop cloth