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Paneling Suggestions (by Britt [NC]) Jul 9, 2018 6:30 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by Britt [NC]) Jul 9, 2018 6:31 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by Deanna [TX]) Jul 9, 2018 6:40 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by #22 [MO]) Jul 9, 2018 6:52 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by Ken [NY]) Jul 9, 2018 7:26 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by Britt [NC]) Jul 9, 2018 7:30 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by AllyM [NJ]) Jul 9, 2018 7:33 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by Vee [OH]) Jul 9, 2018 7:51 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 9, 2018 9:26 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by plenty [MO]) Jul 10, 2018 7:03 AM
       Paneling Suggestions (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 10, 2018 10:16 AM
       Paneling Suggestions (by LindaJ [NY]) Jul 10, 2018 10:49 AM
       Paneling Suggestions (by cjo'h [CT]) Jul 10, 2018 11:47 AM
       Paneling Suggestions (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Jul 10, 2018 1:47 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by small potatoes [NY]) Jul 12, 2018 10:01 PM
       Paneling Suggestions (by Britt [NC]) Jul 19, 2018 4:43 PM

Paneling Suggestions (by Britt [NC]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 6:30 PM

A few days ago I asked about covering plaster walls and after a walk through with a contractor today we are doing a combo of the many suggestions. In one room we are doing paneling. Any suggestions on colors? I don't want it to look like 1970, but it's that type of paneling.

Paneling Suggestions (by Britt [NC]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 6:31 PM

I should add the house was built in 1920

Paneling Suggestions (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 6:40 PM

Painting it white isn't trendy, but it's clean, bright, and virtually invisible.

Paneling Suggestions (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 6:52 PM

I saw some recently which was recently painted a medium looked pretty good

Paneling Suggestions (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 7:26 PM

Paneling is not a good choice for a rental or to cover plaster,as the plaster comes apart behind the paneling it will bulge the paneling and it will break as a result and whether it breaks from that or from tenant damage you will then have a problem of how to try to match the paneling which you wont be able to and be right back to the original problem.

Paneling Suggestions (by Britt [NC]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 7:30 PM

In this particular room someone had put up paneling a long time ago and did a crap job. It's not my first choice but we mutually decided it was the best way to go--just for that room.

I did find some light grey panels on the Lowes site that look like they might look good. If anyone has ideas on a cheaper source let me know.

Paneling Suggestions (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 7:33 PM

White beadboard or wood beadboard would be a better choice. Paneling looks so, how do I say it, paneled when they are trying to fake wood grain. IF you got wood beadboard then you could have it painted and it would look better and not fake.

Paneling Suggestions (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 7:51 PM

The neet thing about painting beadboard- like anything else, if you don't like the color go get another one and see what you like, I am not good with colors so a basic blue window wall and lemon remainder has been working as good as my old standby bisquit.

Paneling Suggestions (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 9:26 PM


Another commemt that typical paneling may be too flimsy to hold back cracking plaster. And it needs to be nailed which will crack the plaster even worse. It all depends on the condtion of the plaster.

Try it but know it may be a patch not a fix. Nothing wrong with that.


Paneling Suggestions (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 7:03 AM

Mernards, we recently bought some bambo looking paneling. Almost looks like textured wall paper. However i agree white 4x8 beadboard is what i would think about.

Paneling Suggestions (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 10:16 AM

In a rental house, one bedroom was an add-on by a prior owner. One wall is rough exterior stucco. So to make things simple I used a special pressure washer with vacuum collection of the water and took off all of the loose paint and clean the surface. Then I just floated over the rough stucco wall with plaster. It took me a couple of coats, but now I have a smooth interior plaster wall to paint on. --47.156.xx.xx

Paneling Suggestions (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 10:49 AM

I would say the bead board panels. Bead board is timeless, it isn't a dated look. A lot of rough barn board is in style now, but that will go out of style just like the 70s paneling. Bead board is also paintable. So you can update to the latest trend in color if you want.

Paneling Suggestions (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 11:47 AM

We bough this house in the early 70s and did the living room with panelling that was popular at that time,its still there and anyone who sees it comments how good It looks,I'm not changing it.We'll ask Plenty,what she thinks when she drops by later in the year.Install what you like and that doesn't damage your wallet too much.This house was supposed to be 130 years old when we bought it,so age doesn't have much to do with's what you like............charlie.....................

Paneling Suggestions (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 1:47 PM

We have a number of homes with the knotty pine panelling. There are few things I find less attractive. I hesitated to paint it and saw that the new trend is to bleach it.

Looks much better than painting. It comes out as a very light beige but allows the character of the wood to show through. We did paint one kitchen which had all knotty pine cabinets with a very high white gloss.

Surprisingly, the millennials really like it. --71.75.xx.xx

Paneling Suggestions (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 10:01 PM

don't remember which one but L or HD has a wood effect whitish gray paneling that looks up to date (at the moment).

You will be served well by putting furring strips on the walls to nail paneling to. Use inside and outside corner molding too ( and a simple crown molding). An entryway to one unit has what I believe to be stained luan, that is a honey brown. Fine home building mag recently had a piece on textured recycled? plywood that looked attractive w/out finishing. --24.194.xx.xx

Paneling Suggestions (by Britt [NC]) Posted on: Jul 19, 2018 4:43 PM

UPDATE: We went with the light colored paneling in that one room that had old wavy paneling over broken plaster. It turned out to be a good choice. The guys have managed to hang it flat and I won't have to paint those sections to sell the house. I have another room with totally damaged plaster and a section of sheetrock is going in there. I'll post pictures when done.

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