Painting the Paneling

My friend and I are planning to repaint her room. The walls have old paneling from back in the day on them. What is the best way to paint over the paneling?
Submitted by lmbradley2

If you are going to keep the paneling (though it’s not usually recommend to paint over the paneling) is to fill all the existing nail holes & caulk the seams between the panels (with pintable caulking) Then you should put a bonding agent on the paneling (you can get this at your local paint store. It will prevent the paint from peeling off the shiny smooth paneling). Make sure when you purchase the all color you check with the paint store that it will be compatible with the bonding agent you choose – I’d recommend your local Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore dealer.


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