Having dark wood paneling in your room will make your room look small and a cave look. this problem actually can be easily solved simply by painting your wood panel. Painting over wood paneling is different as painting over wall, but this is not difficult to be done. you can do it yourself the painting to make the look of your room more attractive.
Before painting the room, the first thing that you need to do is clean the room to allow you do your job easier. remove all the furniture in the room and anything that may disturb you painting the wood panel including window covering. Wash the paneling by dipping a sponge in a mixture of dish washing liquid and water and let it to dry. Make sure that when you are painting over wood paneling, you have proper ventilation because you will be working with smelly stuff. So, open the window and doors and have a fan going to let the air comes through. You can apply painting tape to the wall areas that you don’t want to paint. Inspect the nails in your wood paneling because they need to be treated well depend on your need. If you need to hang pictures, you can just leave them, if you have sticking out nails, you can tap he flush with wood paneling to let them not show and you need to also check for any losing nails. Don’t forget to cover your flooring when you are working to avoid spilling paint using drop cloth or plastic covering. Before painting, you need to apply primer first using a paint sprayer or a roller and paintbrush. You can apply primer in one or two coat until the wood color covered by allowing each coat t dry properly. After that, you can paint the wood paneling using a paint sprayer and let it dry to enjoy the new look of the wood paneling.
Painting over wood paneling is a fun job you can easily complete to match the look of your room with the wood panel.
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