What Are Some Ways to Cover Wood Paneling?


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You can cover wood paneling with tile, sheet metal, paint or wallpaper. Before applying paint or wallpaper, lightly sand the paneling to help the paint or wallpaper adhere to the surface. You can also cover paneling with drywall to create a smooth surface.

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Alternatively, you can cover old wood paneling with new wood. For an updated look, lay the new paneling in a different direction or pattern, or select a different type of wood. To apply the new paneling, simply use wood glue and finishing nails to affix the wood directly over the old paneling. No special pre-treatment is required.

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