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painting over panelling

Posted by ELSA on March 22nd, 2001 10:44 PM
In reply to painting paneling by Michelle Pulvermacher on March 1st, 2001 11:46 AM [Go to top of thread]

I had really dark panelling in my bedrooma and decided to paint over it. First I applied a coat of "Kilz" (spelling?) or you can use a similar product. This will help the paint stick to the panelling. (Make sure you get the Kilz in the groves fairly well.) I then painted over this with a vanilla color. I love the results! It looks very cottage-like and really brightened up the room. I'm no expert but I'm also not afraid to dig into a project and make some mistakes (which this wasn't one) In fact I liked the look so much I did the same thing to my living room walls. I did also re-paint the trim in both rooms white.

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