home decorating


Question by  csmith (16)

Can I put wallpaper over paneling?

I have paneling and want wallpaper.


Answer by  slkunz2003yahoocom (836)

If the paneling has very deep grooves- you may want to fill them in with some drywall compound. Also, use a nice coat of wallpaper paste (even on pre-pasted paper).


Answer by  basil (311)

If your paneling is in good condition, well adhered to your walls, and doesn't contain ridges and/or valleys, you should be able to wallpaper over it. You will need to apply a good quality wallpaper primer to the paneling before you begin.


Answer by  ApprenticeJenn (959)

Wallpaper paste may not adhere to you paneling, so lightly sand it first. Then hang paper liner to cover up the paneling's grooves and seams. Last, hang your paper.


Answer by  lauryn (194)

If you put the wall paper over the paneling it won't stay on properly and it will eventually start to peal off the paneling.


Answer by  Jenallen (138)

I would not recommend it. It will not stick well, and you will have bubbles where the creases are. You can however paint your paneling. You will have to use multiple coats.


Answer by  ChristinaRamirez (481)

Yes, there is this textured wallpaper that you put on the paneling first, then you paint on it. It looks like a wall that has been textured. Also you can use another wallpaper called paper illusions. It is paper you tear in to different sizes and put on your walls no matter the size you tear it blends.

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