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How to Paint Wall Paneling

There is an easy way to paint wall paneling. Learn step-by-step instructions from DIY Network.

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  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Prepare the Paneling for Painting

Sand the paneling to make the surface more accepting of paint. Wipe the dust off with a damp cloth.

Tape off all the areas that won't be painted (the ceiling and trim).

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Step 2: Apply the Primer and Top Coat

Tint the primer to the same color as the top coat and roll it on. Use the edge of the roller cover to get into the grooves. If there are bare spots left, use a paintbrush to touch them up.

Apply the top coat and let dry.