How much prep does painted paneling need?
August 24, 2009 5:31 PM Subscribe
Repainting already painted wood paneling - can I just slap on a new coat?
posted by Lesser Shrew to home & garden (9 answers total)
My spare room has not-at-all fabulous seventies wood paneling which may have been in a trailer at one point. The previous owners painted it baby-puke yellow, which is gross. Can I just clean, lightly sand, and tack this old paint before repainting?
The paneling is only halfway up the wall, presumably to give the look of wainscoting, so it's massively lazy of me not to want to properly prepare the surface. And yet, here we are. Will new paint stick to old paint on wood if the old paint is clean and dry before I paint? Has anyone done this and regretted their method? Had success?
No idea what prep they may (or may not) have done and the paint appears to be rubbery cheap latex.