In my 10 plus years as a contractor I have received many a call to paint wood paneling. Mainly do-it-yourself folks are thrown off because of the challenge that presents itself when it comes to the stain bleeding through the paint and trying to achieve proper bonding. I would not say this is a project for a beginner; however,careful planning and knowing what to do will enable most folks to paint their wood paneling with professional results.
Paneling is a product of the sixties and seventies that was used instead of Sheetrock because of it's ease in installing and was much cheaper. Today it is dark, dull and outdated however like the past most folks would rather paint it than tear it out to be replaced by Sheetrock, which would be very expensive. Painted paneling can look very sharp, especially with other decor in the room.
1/2" nap paint roller Paintbrush Goggles Stain Blocking primer B.I.N Painter's tape Quality latex paint Spackling Drop cloths Rags Paint tray Deglosser Painters Tape
Painting the Wood Paneling
By Jeremy Berger