How to Paint Over Wood Paneling
Do not paint over paneling until you read this article it will save you time and money. You cannot just paint over paneling. If you do paint over the paneling the paint will just seep into the wood then you will lose money and your wood paneling will reappear through your paint.
1) Clean walls with TSP especially walls with nicotine on them because your primer will not roll on properly and when the primer dries the primer will bubble then peel off.
2) Inspect walls for holes or any other imperfections. Fill in holes with wood putty.
3) Seal it with a high quality stain blocking sealer like Kilz, especially if it is older wood or knotty pine.
4) Use a roller to prime the paneling with the sealer, allow it to dry and then apply the finish color with a roller and use a brush to get the beads of the wood.
Things you’ll need: