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Painting wood paneling

Posted by on Oct. 17, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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 Our house has that icky wood paneling.  It's been painted over in all the rooms that have it but my dd's room. I plan on painting it a light purple. Do I need to use a primer first? Or can I just paint it with reg white paint then the purple?

by on Oct. 17, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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mehargval
by Member on Oct. 17, 2010 at 1:11 PM
I would definitely use a primer. You will probably even need two or three coats of it. Paneling seems to just absorb paint and it shows through.
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TheJerseyGirl
by Group Owner on Oct. 17, 2010 at 2:45 PM

 You could but the primer kinda acts like a filler too...since the wood will most likely suck up just straight paint. If you use just white paint first, you might need to paint an extra coat or two. I don;t always use primer either!

IF you haven't gotten her paint yet, you can get the paint that has the primer in it. It seems like a bigger expense at first, but it saves you in time and coats of paint!

BellaH10
by Member on Oct. 18, 2010 at 10:41 AM

I had wood paneling in my entire house. I used primer on the majority of the walls. However I ran out one day and just ended up using WHITE super white paint and it turned out just fine.  But definitely use something (primer if you have it) before putting a color on there.

mommy2xp
by Member on Oct. 20, 2010 at 9:55 PM

 Thanks ladies. I will use primer, since I have to buy something anyway.

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