I just removed some tongue in groove wood planks that were installed over paneling. We want to paint the paneling underneath which is now full of holes and has cracks where it meets in the corners. It's a small area. Is it possible to prep the paneling with joint compound to fill in the holes and smooth the paneling crevices(to make it a smooth wall) before the paneling is painted? I needed to fill in the corners also and didn't know if the joint compound would hold with tape. Thanks for your help.