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prplhze2000
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How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
You know, that 70s style wood paneling.


LSURoss
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
I think it'd be a PITA. You'd need longer drywall nails to go through the panel and the stud. Just use a hammer and tear out the paneling
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tigers win2
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
Main issue is moving the electrical outlets out some So they fit flush.


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Cracker
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
Pull it off


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simonizer
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
paint it


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MrLarson
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
You have to remove your door trim, baseboards, quarter round and all electrical outlets so just take the paneling off. Its the easiest part of all of it.


lsuroadie
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
^^^^^^^^^^^
what he said


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soccerfüt
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
Don’t cover it, pull the paneling out like other’s have said.

Then go back with the new sheet rock on bare studs.

PS: Seems like Owlie posts frequently things about liking “bare studs”, ask him for advice.



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Athis
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
I have seen people put putty in the fake dividing lines in the paneling. Sand it down and paint the paneling. I have also seen the same thing with wallpaper on the paneling.


MrLarson
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
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have seen people put putty in the fake dividing lines in the paneling. Sand it down and paint the paneling


That would be a lot of work and a lot of mess.

Hell on that


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deanwelles
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
A sheetrocker can mud over the ridges in the panels, then texture it like they would sheetrock.


diat150
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
I would never try that on paneling that is nailed straight to the stud.


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thejudge
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Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
7525 posts

re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
That's a good solution.

I pulled my paneling. Replaced with Sheetrock. All the damn door trim needed redoing due to thickness. Trim base boards replaced.

Just mud and sand the groves.


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MikeAV8s
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
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A sheetrocker can mud over the ridges in the panels, then texture it like they would sheetrock.


This, prime with Kilz, then skim with joint compound. Sand and paint. I have done this many times. It is important to prime with an oil based primer (kilz) to keep any old varnish from leaking through.


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Twenty 49
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Jun 2014
9225 posts

re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
I’ve seen a few rooms where paneling was painted. I was skeptical when I heard about it, but it works.

They did not mud the grooves, and it looked fine. There is a special primer that has to go on to make the paint stick.


Turbeauxdog
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Member since Aug 2004
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
I can't imagine why anyone would replace wood paneling with sheet rock. Painted white it's beautiful.


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Eli Goldfinger
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2016
7330 posts

re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
I don’t even try to hide my wood anymore.


meeple
USA Fan
Member since May 2011
5287 posts

re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
We had Sheetrock under our old paneling. You might want to check that first.


prplhze2000
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re: How hard is it to cover wood paneling w sheetrock?
There is none.


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