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How to Paint Over Wallpaper

When wallpaper becomes outdated, give your room a fresh new look by painting over . Learn how with these simple step-by-step instructio...

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  1. 1. 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 mor...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 2. Step 6: Finish the Wainscot (00:47)

    Paint, stain or polyurethane is required to protect wainscot paneling.

  3. 3. How to Lighten Paneling with Paint

    DIY experts give this space a bright new look by simply painting the paneling and hearth to make the most of the natural light.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Step 1: Plan the Layout (05:19)

    Here are tips on choosing materials and planning a layout for wainscoting.

  5. 5. How to Install Cultured Marble Wainscoting

    You can add easy elegance to a traditional bathroom remodel with cultured marble wainscoting. We show you how to install the wainscotin...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. Hip Rooms for Living & Dining (00:03:14)

    The brothers update two tired '80s-era rooms for a young, hip client.

  7. 7. How To Panel a Room

    Learn how to add dimension to a room with horizontal paneling.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. How To Stencil a Trompe l'Oeil Effect

    Stencils can help create a trompe l'oeil effect for those do-it-yourselfers who aren't comfortable with freehand painting.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. Adding a Finish to Embossed Wallpaper

    Here are a few techniques you can use to add a decorative finish to an embossed wall treatment.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. Step 2: Install Plywood Panels (02:59)

    Amy Matthews shows how to hang the plywood panels for custom wainscoting.

  11. 11. How to Install Recessed-Panel Wainscoting

    Paneled wainscoting gives a sophisticated look to any room. Get easy step-by-step instructions to create it in your home.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. Blog Cabin 2008: Black and White Guest Bathroom

    DIY experts use cork flooring and nature-themed wallpaper to make this guest bathroom an inviting space.

  13. 13. How to Add Oak Wall Paneling

    Follow these instructions to add a beautiful oak finish and decorative molding to your walls.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  14. 14. How To Create Faux Leather Using Kraft Paper

    Layers of ordinary brown kraft paper, covered by a polyurethane glaze, give a warm, rich texture reminiscent of leather.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. Step 3: Install the Top Rail (01:10)

    Amy Matthews shows how to install the top rail of custom wainscoting.

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